Thai Basil Soy Curls bring the fragrant allure of Thai cuisine to your kitchen, showcasing a delightful blend of spices, herbs, and textures. Featuring Butler Soy CurlsTM, which perfectly absorbs the rich seasonings and creates a satisfying meaty texture. 

Whether you’re craving a spicy kick with a touch of cayenne pepper or a milder version, this recipe allows for customization to suit your taste. Perfect for a quick dinner or a unique addition to your meal prep lineup.  Thai Basil Soy Curls promise a delicious and healthy meal that will transport your taste buds to the streets of Bangkok. 

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Ingredients For Thai Basil Soy Curls

  • Butler Soy CurlsTM: Made from non-GMO whole soybeans, these curls are a versatile plant-based protein that rehydrates and takes on the flavor of any sauce.
  • Water: Used to rehydrate the soy curls, water is essential for transforming them into a succulent, meat-like texture.
  • Bragg’s Liquid Aminos: A gluten-free alternative to soy sauce, this provides a savory umami flavor that enhances the overall taste of the dish.
  • Oil: Typically used for sautéing, oil helps to cook and caramelize the onions, garlic, and peppers, releasing their natural flavors.
  • Red onion adds a mild, sweet flavor when cooked, lending a depth of taste and a vibrant color to the dish.
  • Garlic: Known for its strong, pungent flavor, minced garlic is crucial for building the foundational aromatic profile of many Thai dishes.
  • Ginger: Fresh ginger offers a sharp, spicy bite that complements the sweetness of other ingredients and adds a fresh zest to the dish.
  • Red bell pepper provides a sweet, crisp texture and a pop of color, enhancing the visual appeal and adding a slight sweetness.
  • Thai Basil Leaves: These are essential for authentic Thai flavor, offering a unique peppery, slightly spicy taste that differentiates them from other types of basil.
  • Cayenne Pepper: Adds heat to the dish, allowing for adjustable spiciness to suit personal taste preferences.
  • Salt: used sparingly to enhance the natural flavors of the other ingredients.

For the sauce:

  • Vegetable broth serves as the liquid base of the sauce, providing depth and richness without overpowering the other flavors.
  • Bragg’s Liquid Aminos (additional): Adds more depth and umami to the sauce, enriching its savory qualities.
  • Cornstarch: Used as a thickener to give the sauce a glossy, appealing consistency that clings well to the soy curls.
  • Sesame Oil: Contributes a nutty, aromatic finish to the sauce.
  • Molasses: Offers a robust, bittersweet flavor that deepens the complexity of the sauce, adding a hint of smokiness.
  • Organic cane sugar balances the acidity and spice of the sauce with its natural sweetness, enhancing the overall taste.

I love Thai food so this was so easy for me to prepare and serve dinner in 30 minutes, See my THAI BASIL SALAD and THAI COCONUT CURRY TOFU. I even have fresh Thai basil in my garden, it is so fragrant and herbaceous and adds a unique flavor to this dish. You can substitute regular basil instead.

Vegan Basil Soycurls

How To Make Thai Basil Soy Curls

 I soaked the Soy Curls for 10 minutes in hot water while preparing and setting aside the sauce. I then fully drain them in a colander and toss with Bragg’s liquid aminos. Fry soy curls in a non-stick skillet until golden brown.

Next, I added the onion, garlic, ginger and bell pepper and cooked them to soften. I then added the sauce and stir to coat while cooking. Finally, I added the chopped basil and cayenne pepper, checked the seasoning, and served.

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Thai Basil Soy Curls

Thai Basil Soy Curls is an amazing version of the popular Thai dish called, Pad Krapow Gai. It has a unique flavor with the addition of fresh aromatic Thai basil leaves and a flavorful sauce!
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: Thai Basil soy curls
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 4 serves
Calories: 264kcal

Ingredients

Sauce

  • 1/2 cup vegetable broth or water
  • 1 tablespoon Bragg’s liquid aminos
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon molasses
  • 1 teaspoon organic cane sugar

Soycurls

  • 2 cups Butler Soy Curls™
  • 2 cups hot water
  • 1 tablespoon Bragg’s liquid aminos
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 small red onion sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger grated
  • 1/2 cup red bell pepper sliced
  • 1 handful Thai basil leaves chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon Cayenne pepper optional
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt optional

Instructions

To Soak The Soy Curls

  • Soak Soy Curls™ in warm water for about 10 minutes. Drain water and chop Soy Curls into small pieces, toss with Bragg’s Liquid Aminos.

To Prepare The Sauce

  • Combine the ingredients for the sauce into a medium bowl and set aside.

To Prepare The Soycurls

  • Heat oil in a large non-stick skillet on medium-high, add Soy Curls and cook until golden brown, turning constantly, about 5 minutes.
  • Move the sauteed soy curls to one side of the skillet, add onion, garlic, ginger, and red bell pepper and stir-fry for about 2 minutes.
  • Add sauce mixture to the soy curls and veggies, and stir to coat, continue cooking until sauce has evaporated.
  • Turn off heat and stir in basil leaves and cayenne pepper and check the seasonings if salt is needed. Add salt to taste and serve with rice.

Nutrition

Calories: 264kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 0.03g | Sodium: 476mg | Potassium: 565mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 712IU | Vitamin C: 28mg | Calcium: 108mg | Iron: 5mg