Thai Basil Shrimp ‘n Okra

(from beanarm’s recipe box)

SO delish! I added more okra.

Source: Not Eating Out in New York (from RecipeThing user AmericnJewl)

Serves 2 people

Categories: Asian, Thai, dinner, seafood, with rice


  • 1/2 - 3/4 lb medium to large shrimp, peeled and de-veined
  • 1 cup okra, fresh or frozen and thawed, sliced to 1/2″ pieces
  • 1 tsp finely minced ginger
  • 1 Tb finely sliced chilli peppers
  • 1/2 tsp finely minced garlic
  • 1-2 scallions, finely sliced
  • 4-6 basil leaves
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 Tb fish sauce (optional - or substitute with water)
  • juice of 1 lime (about 1-2 Tb)
  • 2 Tb oil
  • Salt and pepper


  1. After shrimp are peeled and de-veined, season with a sprinkle of salt and pepper and let marinate while you chop and prepare the rest of the ingredients. Combine fish sauce (or water) with sugar in a small bowl and set aside.

  2. Heat oil in a large skillet with minced garlic and ginger until fragrant. Add chili peppers. Add shrimp and let cook on one side for a minute or so. Add okra and stir everything. Add scallions, lime juice, and fish sauce/water with sugar and stir thoroughly. Taste for seasoning, adding salt if necessary. Finally, stir in basil and serve immediately over rice.

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