This is one of our favorite recipes, and at 202 calories per serving, it's not one we feel guilty about!
"Drunken" Paste (You can either make it from scratch, or you can buy it. I always buy it! It's much easier! I use Thai Kitchen Red Curry Paste.)
1-pound of flank steak or other type of thin steak cut into small 1/4-inch strips
2 cups of cut fresh green beans
1 cup quartered cherry tomatoes
1 tablespoon of sugar (or Splenda)
3 tablespoons of Thai fish sauce
1 teaspoon cider vinegar
1 cup fresh basil leaves
Heat a wok or large skillet coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat. Add paste (approx. 1 to 2 tablespoons of store bought) and heat up for about 30 seconds. Add beef and stir fry for about 2 to 3 minutes. Add green beans and stir fry another 2 to 3 minutes. Add tomatoes, sugar, fish sauce, and vinegar; stir fry for about 1 minute or until beef is done (it should be done by now). Remove from heat and stir in basil, then serve!
I've slightly modified this recipe from the original because of what I've found out through experience. For example, you need to cook the green beans a little longer than the original calls for. Also, as I said earlier, using the store-bought paste is so much easier.
You can serve this over rice, or rice noodles, and it's wonderful with extra vegetables like mushrooms added. We've also used chicken instead of beef, and it turns out just as good!
Yield: 5 servings, serving size 3/4 cup, 202 calories per serving