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Lamb Hot Basil 

If you're wondering what to cook for the next party, this Lamb Hot Basil is your answer. A modern Thai version, this delectable combination of lamb and basil is a meaty and spicy wonderland. Season and flavoured with various condiments, this dish is an umami bomb and must try recipe.


Table of Content

  1. What is Lamb Hot Basil?
  2. Quick and Easy Lamb Hot Basil
  3. How to make Lamb Hot Basil?
  4. Expert Tips
  5. Recipe Card  


What is Lamb Hot Basil?

​​Lamb Hot Basil is a minced lamb curry seasoned with Thai chilli and condiments. It's an adaptation to the classic flavour combinations of lamb and basil in a roasted lamb with a basil sauce. In this version, minced lamb is used with roasted onions, chillies, some soy sauces and fish sauces; all these are added to bring out that smacking flavour in the dish. The lamb curry is then thickened with a cornstarch slurry and served hot in a bowl with some fresh basil leaves.


Quick and Easy Lamb Hot Basil

This Lamb Recipe right here is a one pot recipe for you. It is super easy to make and results in a final product that is meaty and tasty, accentuated with condiments and Thai chillies to give your palate a umami roller coaster. It's a mutton recipe that can be prepared in just 30 minutes, which according to me should be a good enough reason to try it out.  


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    How to make Lamb Hot Basil?

    1) In a Meyer Pan, drizzle some oil and add some chopped ginger and garlic and saute. To this add slit Thai red chillies and sliced onions. Saute everything for a few minutes.

    Lamb Hot Basel

    2) Deglaze the chef's pan with water and add the mutton mince into it. Roast the mince for a couple of minutes while simultaneously breaking it apart with your spatula.
    Lamb Hot Basel

    3) To the Mutton Roast add the dark and light soy sauce, oyster sauce and fish sauce. Sprinkle some aromat powder into it. Mix everything together.
    Lamb Hot Basel

    4) Toss in some halved cherry tomatoes and a handful of fresh basil leaves. Add some black pepper to taste and pour in a cup of water. Let this cook for 10-15 minutes on slow heat.
    Lamb Hot Basel

    5) After the lamb is cooked, add cornstarch slurry to that mince and mix together. To that add honey and sesame oil and incorporate it together.
    Lamb Hot Basel

    6) Serve it hot in a bowl and optionally garnish with some fresh basil leaves.
    Lamb Hot Basel


    Expert Tips

    1) Get some browning on the onions and chilli before adding the meat, or it won't be possible later.

    2) Aromat powder is essentially a chicken broth powder that can be replaced with salt.

    3) The cornstarch slurry is mainly present to thicken the dish, the amount you add depends on how thick you want it.

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