Go Back
+ servings
Thai Basil Shrimp and White Rice in a bowl

Spicy Thai Basil Shrimp Stir Fry

Thai Basil Shrimp Stir Fry is a quick and easy meal every one loves. This recipe for spicy Thai basil shrimp stir fry is made with fresh Thai basil leaves and served over rice.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Asian
Prep Time 12 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes
Servings 2 people
Calories 639kcal
Author Manju


  • 1 lb shrimp about 20-25 pieces, peeled and deveined
  • 1 cup packed Thai basil leaves
  • 2 tbsp avocado oil

Marinade Sauce

  • 8 cloves garlic peeled
  • 2 inch piece ginger
  • 3 Birds Eye or Thai Green Chillies stem removed
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 3 tbsp avocado oil
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp fish sauce
  • 1/2 lime juiced
  • 1 tbsp oyster sauce
  • salt to taste


  • Blend all the ingredients together for the marinade sauce in a small blender jar, chopped or a mini food processor.
  • Add this sauce to the shrimp and let it sit for about 10 mins.
  • Heat the 2 tbsp oil in a saute pan over medium heat. Scoop out the shrimp, while draining the marinade back to the bowl ( we are going to use the marinade sauce later, so don't toss it) and add to the oil.
  • Place the shrimp in a single layer in the pan, so they can all cook evenly. Cook for a minute on one side and flip the shrimp over. Cook for another minute, till they are all nice and pink.
  • Add the rest of the marinade and cook it down to a sticky sauce for about 2 mins.
  • Tear the basil leaves roughly and add to the shrimp. Mix well and let it cook for about 2 mins till the basil wilts.
  • Serve hot on top of white or brown rice.


I buy fresh shrimp, peeled and deveined from the grocery store, so it is easier to just add it and make the dish. You can use fresh or frozen. Make sure to defrost frozen shrimp and drain all the liquid out.
I prefer using regular soy sauce over low sodium and adjust any other salt I put in the recipe. You can substitute Tamari or Coconut Aminos for a gluten free diet. Coconut Aminos is a great alternative to avoid soy as well.


Serving: 0.5recipe | Calories: 639kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 49g | Fat: 38g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 572mg | Sodium: 2978mg | Potassium: 284mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 633IU | Vitamin C: 28mg | Calcium: 387mg | Iron: 6mg