Every Monday and Wednesday, we'll announce a new Wildcard winner: a recipe that may not have been entered in (or won) a contest, but a recipe that we've tested and loved.
Today: Weeknights just got a lot more exciting.
WHO: FrancesRenHuang is a yoga instructor, acupuncturist, and avid cook living in Buenos Aires.
WHAT: Your new favorite weeknight breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
HOW: Mix together a quick chile-fish sauce. Saute pork; add sauce, and serve over rice. Top with a fried egg.
WHY WE LOVE IT: This dish is just what we're looking for on a weeknight: quick, super-flavorful, and fun to cook. We love FrancesRenHuang's suggestion to serve it at breakfast, too. You'll find yourself wanting to douse everything in the chile-fish sauce -- so make extra to use all week.
300 grams of ground beef (can substitute with any other meat)
1 red onion, sliced thinly
3 to 5 thai chilies, chopped
3 to 5 cloves of garlic, peeled and chopped
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon oyster sauce
1 teaspoon fish sauce
1/2 teaspoon brown sugar
1 cup thai basil leaves, packed
Generous pinch of ground white pepper
1 fried egg per person, finishing with a dash of soy sauce
Fish chile sauce
2 to 3 thai chilies, chopped
1 tablespoon fish sauce
1/4 cup spring water
1 clove of garlic, chopped (optional)
Photo by James Ransom