2070 N. Clybourn Ave.    Chicago, IL. 60614                    773.404.3475

Return to Recipes

At Dirk's
we carry many additional items to complete and complement your favorite recipe such as:
- Select Fresh   
- Fresh Breads
- Fresh Chips &
- Parchment Paper
    (by the sheet)
- Seafood Utensils
and more.....

Thai Coconut Basil Sauce
  • This is probably one of our favorite sauces. It can be used on most fish and seafood. Excellent on chicken too.
  • Just heat this sauce and add it to a fillet of fish, pan sauted or lightly grilled for quick and tasty main course.
  • Make the sauce ahead and keep it in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

  • 1 1/2 cups sweet onion, sliced thin
  • 1 1/2 cups red pepper, sliced thin
  • 2 cups shitake or oyster mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh ginger, peeled and finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons fish sauce
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons red curry paste
  • 1 1/2 cups coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil, coarsely chopped
  • salt to taste


  • Saute mushrooms, onions and peppers in olive oil until tender, add garlic and ginger, cook for 2 minutes. Add lime juice, fish sauce, curry and coconut milk. Cover and simmer 5 minutes. Remove from heat, taste for salt. Add basil leaves last.
Dirk's Fish and Gourmet Shop © 2009