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                            THAI PORK WITH BASIL
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 Serving Size  : 4    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Main dish                        Pork
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    1       lb           Pork tenderloin, trimmed of
                         -all fat and sinew
    1       bn           Basil (2 cups leaves)
                         -(Theirs has minty clove
    4                    Scallions
    3       tb           Peanut oil
    2                    Cloves garlic
    2                    3 hot red or green chiles,
                         -thinly sliced
    2       ts           Fish sauce
    2       ts           Soy sauce
    1       t            Sugar
      1/4   c            Chicken stock or water
   Thinly slice the pork across the grain. Wash, dry and stem the basil.
   Mince the white part of the scallion. Cut the green part into 1 inch
   Heat the wok over a high flame. Swirl in the oil and heat almost to
   smoking. Add the garlic, chilies and white part of scallions and cook for
   10 seconds. Add the pork and stir fry for 1 minute. Add the fish sauce,
   soy sauce, sugar, stock and green part of scallions and bring mixture to a
   boil. Stir in the basil and cook for 20 seconds or until the leaves are
   wilted and the pork is cooked. The dish is supposed to be soupy. Serve at
   once with rice or noodles.
   Fragrant dish - noe of the glories of Thai street food.
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