Our Thai basil plant has been flourishing this year which means I’ve been using it in an array of dishes. This is the first year that we have grown Thai basil successfully and you won’t believe how fragrant it is. Initially, I was so surprised at how fragrant it is because the ones from the supermarket are a lot more tame in flavor and smell.
For this Thai basil dish, you will want to use a lot of it. You will need at least a cup but add more if you like. They wilt down a lot like just like spinach after you cook it. The chili is optional here although recommended if you’re looking for a more authentic Thai flavor. I omit it when I’m cooking for the kids as they can’t handle the heat. I hope you enjoy this dish. It’s best served over rice.