Ranking fourth among the 10 Thai dishes ordered most frequently by foreigners, phat kaphrao can have any kind of meat as its main ingredient. But people in Thailand usually choose pork or chicken. This recipe is shrimp fried with sweet basils. You can substitute another type of meat for shrimp as you like.
This recipe is courtesy of Thaiways Magazine.
Heat the oil in a frying pan.
Stir-fry the shallots and garlics.
Add the chiles, fish sauce, and shrimp. Stir for 2 minutes before pouring the hot water, cover and simmer for a few minutes.
Uncover the pan and season with lime juice and sugar.
Stir another 30 seconds before adding the basil leaves.
Flavor with salt and pepper.
Remove from heat, and the dish is ready to be served with boiled rice.