Quick Easy Laksa

Quick Easy Laksa

Posted 2014-08-04 by chef@homefollow
Laksa is Malaysian spicy noodle soup with a coconut-curry based soup with various ingredients of seafood, chicken or vegetables. This laksa recipe has a full of prawn flavour goodness broth.



Preparation Time: 30 minutes
Cooking Time: 15 minutes
Makes: 4 servings

Ingredients
1 tbsp dried shrimps
7 garlic cloves
5 shallots
5cm piece ginger
2 red chillies
80ml vegetable oil
12 large king prawns, shells removed, heads & tails reserved
3 tbsp laksa paste
1.5L chicken stock
400ml coconut cream
12 small fried tofu puffs, halved
1 tsp white sugar
fish sauce, to taste
2 limes, juiced
200g dried rice vermicelli noodles
200g fresh egg noodles

To Serve
shredded poached chicken
fried shallots

Method
  • Soak shrimps in 125ml hot water for 10 minutes then transfer to a food processor. Add the garlic, shallots, ginger and chilli, and process until a smooth paste forms.



  • Place a large saucepan over high heat. Add the oil and reserved prawn shells and fry for 2 minutes until shells turn red. Remove with a slotted spoon.



  • Add the blended paste to the oil and fry for 1 minute before adding the laksa paste. Fry for 2-3 minutes until fragrant.



  • Add the stock and bring to the boil. Add the coconut cream and reduce heat to a simmer.



  • Add the tofu and sugar. Season with fish sauce, salt and lime juice to taste.



  • Bring another large saucepan of water to the boil. Cook the rice noodles and egg noodles, separately, for 2 minutes then transfer to a colander and rise with cold water.

  • Add the prawns to the laksa, turn off the heat and allow to gently poach for 2-4 minutes until cooked through.



  • To serve, divide the noodles, tofu puffs and prawns among bowls. Ladle over the broth and top with chicken and fried shallots.



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