add 3 TBS oil and, after it’s hot, throw in 1/2 onion and salt to taste. let the onion soften and turn translucent. then throw in 2 cloves of minced garlic and minced thai pepper to taste…or if you don’t have thai pepper 1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes. don’t let the garlic burn.
when you toss in the curry paste also toss in about 1 TBS of minced garlic. let them bloom together for a few minutes.
srsly? 16 thai basil leaves is too precious. you want to really taste the basil….i added a little less than 1/4 cup.
as an option, i served this over soba noodles just because i like to slirp.]]>