Thai Lemongrass Basil Stir-Fry
Thai chili or chili flakes -- optional
2 stalks fresh lemongrass -- tender part thinly sliced
1/4 cup coconut milk
1 tbs. sugar
2 tbs. fish sauce (salt may be used as a substitute)
1/2 tsp. white pepper
1 birds eye pepper, chopped
25 fresh Thai basil leaves
1 tbs. lime zest
1/2 lime, juiced
Stir-fried fresh vegetables (such as baby carrots, mushroom, bell peppers, squash and Thai, Japanese or domestic eggplant)
1 package cooked rice noodles
1. Blend together the first ten ingredients until smooth.
2. Pour the sauce into a wok and add the vegetables. Cook until tender and add the rice noodles.
3. Stir it all together until warm and cooked.
4. Pray. Eat. Enjoy. Frame at Opus.