Prawn laksa soup

    35 min

    Laksa is a delicious coconut curry soup with rice noodles, vegetables and prawns. Adjust the spices to your own taste.

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    Serves: 8 

    • 150g rice noodles
    • 2 tablespoons red curry paste, or to taste
    • 1 red chilli, seeded and diced
    • 2 cloves garlic, minced
    • 1 stalk lemongrass, diced
    • vegetable oil, as needed
    • 750ml chicken stock
    • 750ml coconut milk
    • fish sauce, to taste
    • chilli sauce, to taste
    • sugar, to taste
    • 150g bamboo shoots, cut into strips
    • 150g cucumber, seeded and sliced
    • 400g raw prawns, peeled and halved
    • 100g beansprouts
    • spring onions, sliced, to garnish
    • fresh coriander and mint leaves, to garnish
    • fried shallots, to garnish

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Ready in:35min 

    1. Cook the rice noodles according to packet directions and rinse with cold water. Set aside.
    2. Fry the curry paste, chilli, garlic and lemongrass in a little vegetable oil until fragrant. Add stock and coconut milk and simmer until reduced to about 1 litre.
    3. Adjust the seasoning with fish sauce, chilli sauce and sugar. You can also strain the soup if you like.
    4. In a steamer, reheat the noodles with the bamboo shoots, cucumber and prawns.
    5. Divide the beansprouts between preheated soup bowls. Ladle in the soup, then garnish with spring onions, coriander, mint and fried shallots. Serve.

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