Thai Chicken and Basil

From: (Steven Frank)
Date: 2 Oct 93 18:22:00 GMT
Cross Indexed Thai, Chicken
      Title: Chicken (or Scallops) with Fresh Sweet Basil

   Servings:  4
    1/2 lb Boneless chicken breast OR        1/4 c  Shredded bamboo shoots
    1/2 lb Scallops                            3 tb Oyster sauce
      2 tb Oil                                 3    Red chile peppers
      3    Garlic cloves (chopped)            15    Basil leaves
      3    Kaffir lime leaves                  2 c  Chopped cabbage (optional)
    1/2 c  Straw mushrooms                
  Chop garlic.  Cut lime leaves into strips.  Chop chile peppers.  Thinly
  slice chicken into 2-inch strips (or, if using scallops, rinse and score
  diagonally).  Heat oil.  Add garlic and lime leaves.  Add chicken (or
  scallops), mushrooms, bamboo shoots, oyster sauce, and red chile peppers;
  stir fry for five minutes or until chicken (or scallops) is cooked.  Mix
  in basil and serve on a bed of chopped cabbage (if desired).
  Source:  Keo's Thai Cuisine by Keo Sananikone, Ten Speed Press, 1986.


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