Fool Proof Laksa

by Danielle on September 7, 2012

in food


I have always been a bit of a wimp when it comes to hot food and then one day last year we were out at lunch at a fancy seafood restaurant hubby ordered a Laksa and pressured me into having a taste. Perhaps my taste buds has refined over time or perhaps I was just growing up and getting over it but I really, really like it.

Until recently it’s been more of a holiday food. We would pull into a new town, hunt down an asian place and discover a new Laksa to sample. But lately I’ve been craving Laksa all the time and most weeks it ends up somewhere on our meal plan because it’s so darn easy to cook.

There is a few different ways to cook it depending on how authentic you want to get and how much work you want to put into it so I thought today I would share a fool proof recipe that you can not get wrong.

This is the bottle of laksa paste I’m using today. I purchased this bottle last weekend at the local filipino store but there is a lot of different options out there these days and many of them can be found at your local supermarket in the asian aisle.

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What you will need:

Green Prawns {4 or 5 per person}

Seafood flakes

Bean sprouts

Scallops {2 or 3 per person}

Coconut cream

Laksa paste

Let’s get cooking:

Step One: Take a packet of vermicelli noodles and put them in a bowl of cold water for 10 minutes. This will act as the base of your laksa. You could also use rice or any other combination of noodles if you prefer.

Step Two: Take your laksa paste and empty into your wok also adding in a jar of coconut cream and two bottles of water {use your laksa jar to measure} Stir and let it cook for 5 minutes.

Step Three: Add seafood, bean sprouts and anything else you wish to include and continue to cook until your seafood is cooked.

Step Four: Place in a dish with your vermicelli noodles and enjoy!

So there you have. It’s super easy, it’s fast and it’s delicious. So you have absolutely no excuse not to run to the shops and come home and make your very own laksa for dinner.

p.s – make sure you post a photo on instagram or facebook when you’ve cooked your laksa so I can have a peek.

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