Basil Shrimp

Use any variety of fresh basil for this classic stir-fry. Don’t even think of substituting dried basil - the delicate aromatic fragrance of the fresh herb is part of the appeal of this dish.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Makes: 2 servings
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All You Need

  • 1 tbsp (30 mL) vegetable oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 slice fresh Chinese ginger
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) Club House Coarse Grind Black Pepper
  • 1/2 lb (250 g) large shrimp, peeled and deveined, with tail on
  • 1 cup (250 mL) fresh basil leaves
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) Thai Kitchen® Premium Fish Sauce
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) chile oil or 1 small chile, thinly sliced (optional)
  • Juice of 1⁄2 lime


  1. In large skillet or wok heat oil on high heat. Add garlic, ginger and pepper; stir fry 30 seconds or until fragrant. Add shrimp; stir fry 1 to 2 minutes or just until shrimp turn pink.

  2. Stir in basil, fish sauce and chili oil, if desired; stir fry 30 seconds or until basil is limp. Remove from heat. Squeeze lime juice over top.


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