What does pad Krapow Moo mean?
Pad Krapow Moo Saap simply means Thai basil pork stir fry. It is a famous dish in Thai and is usually eaten with rice and fried egg. It is a quick and easy dish which only takes you less than 10 minutes to cook! The dish uses minced pork but you can substitute it with chicken or beef.
We are a two meal a day family. It can be made with chicken mince but I prefer pork mince. For maximum heat, I always grind my chilies and garlic together in a pestle.
- 200 gm Pork mince
- 4 snake beans cut into 1/4 inch slices. If you can’t get the beans pictured then ordinary green beans will be fine.
- 2-3 cloves of garlic
- 1-5 Thai chilies
- A big bunch of Thai Holy basil (Krapow) leaves was picked and as you can see from the photo I use quite a lot.
- 3 tbsp Oyster sauce
- 2 tbsp soy sauce
- 1/2 tsp black soy.
- A splash of cooking oil, I use Coconut oil.
- A good shake of seasoning, not sure if you would get the one I use here but if not just a little pork/chicken seasoning salt.
- Peel garlic and cut chilies finely at this point I put in a pestle and mortar as it brings out the flavor.
- If you don’t eat your food very hot, like us, then just cut chilies and garlic finely.
- Add a splash of oil to a hot wok and add chilies and garlic cook stirring for 1 minute being careful the garlic doesn’t burn.
- Add the minced pork (chicken) and stir until cooked 3-4 mins.
- Add all sauces and stir cooking for 1 minute.
- Add a little hot water if the sauce is too strong.
- Then add the green beans and cook for 1 min then add Krapow and stir until wilted.
- Taste and adjust seasoning if necessary.
- Serve with rice and a fried egg which is traditionally how Thais eat this dish.
- Holy Basil is available now in many Asian stores throughout the world.
Prepared, tried, and tested by Carol Taylor