Pork and Thai Basil Stir-Fry
with Quick-Pickled Veggies and Spicy Crema
Inspired by the Thai dish pad bai horapa, this pork stir-fry gets its main flavors from the horapa—that’s sweet Thai basil. The herb has a more bold and peppery flavor than its Italian counterpart, matching up nicely against the savory overtones of ingredients like soy sauce and garlic. It also adds an extra amount of green to a dish that has bok choy, the crisp Asian green.
Produced in a facility that processes eggs, milk, fish, peanuts, sesame, shellfish, soy, tree nuts, and wheat.
Baby Bok Choy
(Contains Soy, Wheat)
Microwaveable Jasmine Rice
Not included in your delivery
Wash and dry all produce. Mince garlic. Halve limes; cut one lime into wedges. Trim and discard bottom root ends from bok choy, then thinly slice stalks and leaves crosswise. Halve, peel, and thinly slice shallots. Pick basil leaves from stems; discard stems. Roughly chop half the leaves (save remainder for garnish).
Heat a large drizzle of oil in a large pan over medium-high heat. Add shallots and cook, tossing, until softened, about 3 minutes. Add pork. Break up meat into pieces, spread out in pan, and gently press down. Cook without stirring until browned on bottom, about 4 minutes. Toss in garlic. Cook until fragrant, 1 minute more.
Stir together 1 TBSP water and 1½ tsp sugar in a small bowl. Warm in microwave until sugar dissolves, about 30 seconds. Stir in a squeeze of lime, 1½ tsp fish sauce, and ½ tsp sriracha (we sent more fish sauce and sriracha; use the sriracha to taste). Set aside.
Add bok choy and 2 TBSP soy sauce (1 pack) to pan with pork. Cook, tossing, until bok choy is tender, about 3 minutes. Meanwhile, break up rice by massaging packets with your hands. Heat in microwave according to package instructions.
Stir chopped basil and a squeeze of lime into pan. Season with more lime and soy sauce (to taste).
Divide rice between plates and top with stir-fry. Scatter remaining basil leaves over. Drizzle with sauce and remaining sriracha (to taste—you might want to leave out both for the kids). Serve with lime wedges to the side.