"Pad Ga Pow"- (Stir fried
basil with meat)
"Ga Pow" is the Thai word for basil. This dish is basically
stir-fried basil with the meat of your choice.
1 pound ground chicken
2 tablespoons chopped garlic
2 tablespoons chopped shallots
1/4 cup fish sauce
2 tablespoons palm sugar
1 cup basil leaves (or mint leaves)
1/2 bell pepper, cut into strips
1 teaspoon peppercorns
Grind the garlic, shallots, and peppercorns into a paste. Put the paste
into a medium sized skillet, and stir-fry the paste for about 15 seconds.
Add in the chicken and the remaining ingredients, and stir-fry for 3 minutes,
or until the chicken is thoroughly cooked.
Serve either over rice, as a meal - or by itself "Ala Carte."