That Burning Sensation

Amy gifted me with a pot of fresh basil over the summer, and tonight I took the first leaf cuttings to a pan of chili basil chicken on rice. Instead of fresh chili, however, I picked up a jar of Thai chili-garlic paste at Da Hua Market in Chinatown, and unsure of what quantity of paste equalled a teaspoon of chopped chili, I went with three teaspoons. That turned out to be three times too much. It burns, (yum) it burns!