Guest-Worthy Recipe: Jesse Ford

All-purpose Thai Basil Sauce




Who:

Chef Jesse Ford, Executive Chef of Classic Car Club Manhattan

Instagram:

@CCCManhattan

Chef Ford’s Guest-Worthy Recipe:

All-purpose Thai basil sauce

Why?

“At Classic Car Club Manhattan, we use this sauce on our tuna tartare, but it’s super versatile and makes for a great sauce with fish, steak, or chicken. It pretty much goes with everything!”

Ingredients:

1 c chopped garlic

1/2 c chopped ginger

1 small/medium chopped Spanish

onion

2 pieces chopped lemongrass

2 c spinach

1 c Thai basil

1 c cilantro

2 pieces chopped jalapeño

1/2 c canola oil plus 1 tsp for sautéing

Salt to taste

Directions:

Sauté garlic, ginger, onion, lemongrass, and jalapeño until softened and onions are translucent.

In a blender, purée all the ingredients together until perfectly smooth.

Add salt according to your taste.