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How to make Thai food

Diana De Cicco is a food editor and writer based in New York City. She has a master's degree from New York University in Food Studies. Her passions are eating, traveling, and eating while traveling.

Spicy Thai recipes

Mix up your take-out routine with homemade Thai food. Thai is easy to prepare and easy on the wallet. Whether you like it super spicy or mild, homemade Thai food is the perfect family meal.

Stir-fried Chicken and Basil

Makes 4 servings

2 tablespoons chopped garlic
2 tablespoons chopped shallots
1 teaspoon whole peppercorns
1 pound ground chicken
2 jalapenos, seeded, finely chopped
1/4 cup fish sauce
2 tablespoons palm sugar
1 cup fresh basil leaves (or fresh mint leaves)
1/2 bell pepper, seeded, cut into strips

Grind garlic, shallots, and peppercorns into a paste. Stir-fry paste in a skillet for 15 seconds. Add chicken and the rest of the ingredients. Saute for about 3 minutes or until chicken is fully-cooked. Serve with rice.

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