Everyone knows that I fan girl for Chrissy Teigen. Sure, she’s gorgeous but I get her. Chrissy is so relatable, at least I can relate to her wittiness and love for food. Before her book came out, you could find numerous recipes on her blog. My favorites were always the Thai dishes.
A few months ago, I tried to make her Pad Grapow Chicken (Thai Basil). It didn’t wow me. Not because her recipe was bad, but I think the quality of the store bought basil wasn’t too great. I had to purchase basil a few times after for Italian dishes and again, it just wasn’t cutting it, so I ended up with a basil plant. Not the best idea, since I’m known to kill cactus. For whatever reason, every time I’m at the Asian market, they run out of Thai basil and kaffir lime leaves. 🙁
While shopping at Whole Foods, I picked up Dorot fresh herbs which are in the freezer section. I think the concept is interesting and makes sense for my lifestyle. Freeze, pop and enjoy.
Dorot grows their own garlic, basil, cilantro, parsley, chili and ginger. At peak freshness, they pull the herbs from the fields, process and flash freeze into convenient trays within 90 minutes of harvest.
With a full-year shelf life you can have fresh Garlic, Onions and Herbs year round with the simple “pop” of the tray.
Dorot pre-portioned garlic, onions and herbs eliminate chopping and measuring.
My little basil plant only had a handful of tiny leaves. Hahaha. I’m so glad I picked up the Dorot basil container!
When I peeled off the plastic from the container, I was hit with a gorgeous aroma of garlic and basil. Seriously, it smelled so fresh. I missed that smell!
Pad Grapow Recipe
1 lb of boneless, skinless chicken breast
2 tablespoons oyster sauce
2 tablespoons light soy sauce
5 cloves of garlic (5 Dorot cubes)
1 serrano chile or as many Thai chiles as you can stand..I went the Thai way 🙂
2 tablespoons of vegetable oil
3 cups of fresh Thai or regular basil leaves (6 cubes of Dorot basil was plenty!)
Cooked Jasmine rice for serving
In a bowl, toss the chicken in soy sauce and oyster sauce, marinate for 10 minutes.
In a large pan, heat oil over medium high heat. When the oil is hot, add garlic and peppers. Cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds.
Increase to high heat, add chicken. Stir chicken until cooked through, which is about 4 minutes. Add the basil cubes, I also added the handful of fresh basil. Cook until coated and wilted, which is about 1 minute.
Finally, I got this dish right. Dorot’s herbs are so fresh, I’m going to stock up!
Serve over rice. Fall in love. This is SOOOOOOOO good.
An amazing meal in under 20 minutes? Yasss!
What’s your favorite Thai dish?