What do you do when your garden is producing massive amounts of basil and chilli? Make pad krapao, of course! This quick and easy Thai holy basil stir-fry can be whipped up in 15 minutes and is my go-to option for when I cannot be bothered to think about what to eat.
In Thailand, basil stir-fry is usually made with minced chicken or pork. In our happy vegan version, I am making it with tofu; tofu takes to the sauce very well and is a good protein fix so it’s a much better alternative.
This dish is best made with holy basil, which has a more peppery flavour, but if you can’t get it, Thai basil is a common replacement.
For something different, also check out my Basil (Pad Krapao) with String Beans!