Source: Mark Bittman, NY Times Magazine, July 19, 2012.


Bell peppers
Neutral oil, like canola
Lime juice
Fish sauce
Fresh chilies
Thai basil or mint


Heat a neutral oil in a skillet on medium heat, and add chopped peppers. Sauté́ until soft, then add lime juice, fish sauce and fresh chilies; cook until fragrant. Toss with Thai basil or mint and serve with rice. (Add meat if you like.)