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OK! Vegan Thai Pad Gra Prow – Spicy Beef & Basil – with Wide Rice Noodles!!! I added fresh noodles that I bought at Bangluck but this would go just as nicely over rice – or in lettuce wraps.
This dish is very easy & doesn’t use anything especially exotic. I recommend it very highly!
Vegan Thai Pad Gra Prow – Spicy Beef & Basil – with Wide Rice Noodles & Bok Choy
SERVES 2 well
A 1-2 TBS sesame oil (or olive oil)
7 (or more) ounces vegan beef (I used seitan)
16 ounces fresh rice noodles (or cooked pasta or cooked rice)
1/2 red bell pepper – sliced into strips
1/2 small onion – diced
2 jalapenos – diced
2 heads bok choy – cleaned (optional) & chopped a bit
5 garlic cloves – chopped
1 TBS liquid aminos (or soy sauce or tamari) – plus extra
1 tsp dark soy sauce – plus extra if you think it needs more
1 tsp vegan oyster or mushroom sauce
1 TBS sambal oelek
1/2 tsp agave nectar (or brown sugar)
1/2 – 1 cup basil leaves (I used a mixture of Thai sweet basil & Thai holy basil but any basil will do – Thai ones being preferred)
GARNISH – lime wedges, cilantro
If using noodles – separate them under cold running water. If using pasta or rice – cook it & set aside.
Heat the sesame oil (1 or 2 TBS) in a wok or large saute pan.
Add the red bell pepper, onion & jalapenos. Saute until soft. Add all the other ingredients except the garlic & basil (and the garnish). Heat the noodles & meat through & let the bok choy wilt. I added a bit of extra liquid aminos here because I thought the dish needed a tad more salt & moisture. This is your call. Once the bok choy is wilted & the ingredients are well-combined – stir in the garlic & basil.
Serve with cilantro & lime wedges!