Many, many years ago I was visiting my Aunt in Chicago. She drove a cobalt blue Porsche and we were cruising around downtown Chicago with the top down. She called in an order at a Thai Restaurant and we pulled up and they brought her food out valet style. I wasn’t familiar with Thai food at the time so I was extremely reluctant to order. She told me that the appetizer she ordered was a must try. I love shrimp, so I gave it a taste. I was hooked immediately. 5yrs later and I was back in Chicago, but out of touch with her. I was on a mission to find those shrimp. I found a restaurant in Oak Brook that served them and it became a twice a week thing. I located a Thai restaurant in Dallas that sold them, but after I moved from Dallas I never saw them again.
Fast forward to the present… A new Asian Market opened in my neighborhood. I asked the clerk about it and she gave me a simple recipe!
- Pad Thai Sauce
- Sweet Chili Sauce
- Marinate the shrimp and basil in Pad Thai Sauce
- Cut the wrappers in half to form triangles
- Wrap the shrimp & basil
- Deep fry at 300 degrees until golden brown
- Dip in Sweet Chili Sauce and enjoy!!
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