Coriander & Basil Thai Mince

Thai inspired minceThis is a Thai inspired dish that I make often at home because I can whip it together in about 10 or 15 minutes. I serve the mince on cauliflower rice or on a bed of shredded cabbage. I love Thai flavors, sweet, spicy and savory all at once. To create Thai inspired dishes you need a few key ingredients – fresh basil, coriander, chilli, ginger fish sauce, lime & honey. Traditionally in Thai cooking palm sugar is used, however I substitute palm sugar with honey.

This recipe will serve four but if you don’t eat all of it, it is even better the next day!


500 grams of ground beef
1/2 red capsicum (pepper)
1 garlic clove
1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
1 cup chopped coriander
1 cup basil leaves
3 birds eye chilli’s
2 tablespoons fish sauce
1 tablespoon honey
1 lime (juice)
1 tablespoon coconut oil


  1. Heat a large pan or wok on the stove with the coconut oil
  2. Thinly slice the capsicum & finely chop the chilli, set aside
  3. Once the pan is hot, place the beef, crushed garlic & grated ginger in the pan
  4. Stir-fry the mince & brown, if it is watery drain the water off so that it doesn’t boil rather than fry
  5. Add the capsicum & the chilli to the pan & continue to brown
  6. Once the mince is browned, add 1/2 cup of basil & 1/2 cup of coriander
  7. Stir-fry for a couple of minutes, then add the fish sauce, honey & lime
  8. Continue to stir-fry for another minute or so
  9. Turn the heat off & mix through the remainder of the fresh herbs
  10. Serve with a wedge of lime & a some fresh coriander
  11. You can try this recipe with chicken or pork mince, or you can use these flavors in a stir-fry

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