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Quick and Easy Prawn Laksa

Key info

  • Difficulty
    › Easy
  • Prep time
    › 10 min
  • Cook time
    › 35 min
  • Serves
    › 4


The Paste

 2 dried chillies, rehydrated in warm water

 3 stalks fresh lemon grass, tender parts only, finely chopped

 2 fresh red chillies, chopped

 2.5cm fresh ginger root, peeled and chopped

 1⁄2 tsp shrimp paste

 3 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped

 1⁄2 tsp turmeric

 1 tsp ground coriander

 2 Tbs tamarind paste


The Laksa filling

 1 tbls vegetable oil

 3 cups chicken stock

 400ml coconut milk

 10ml fish sauce

 500g prawns

 1⁄2 cup fresh coriander sprigs

 lime juice to taste


To serve

 150g cooked rice noodles

 3⁄4 cup fresh bean sprouts

 Extra springs of fresh coriander, to garnish

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