Soup as a Meal

Posted by admin | Recipes,Sea Food | Thursday 23 March 2006 5:59 am

laksa soupThis Malaysian favourite can make a filling meal all by itself
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CREAMY SEAFOOD LAKSA Serves 6
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INGREDIENTS
250 gms vermicelli rice noodles
3 cloves garlic, crushed
1 cup cubed tofu
3 green onions (spring onions), sliced diagonally
3 large fish fillets, cut into bite-sized pieces
3 Tbsp laksa paste
1 bunch bok choy, washed and chopped
200gms cooked prawns
400gms coconut milk

For the Laksa paste
4 medium red chillies, deseeded and chopped
3 tbsp dried shrimp paste
5 shallots, peeled
3 stems of lemon grass, trimmed and outer layer removed, stems chopped
A small piece of fresh galangal or root ginger, peeled and roughly chopped
1 tbsp ground turmeric
75 gms unsalted peanuts

PREPARATION
Boil the noodles in pan of boiling water with a little salt till al dente. Remove from the heat and run under cold water. Set aside.

To make the paste, blend all the paste ingredients with 2 tablespoons of water till smooth.

Heat the peanuts in a saucepan, dry-roasting over a medium heat until golden brown, then remove and set aside.

Add the oil to the same pan and, when warm, add the prepared paste and cook over a medium heat for 2 minutes. Add the coconut milk and stir, then leave to simmer gently for 10 minutes.

Heat 2 tbsp of oil in a wok. Now add garlic and tofu and cook until slightly browned.

Add all the ingredients except for 3 tablespoons spring onions, the fish and the Laksa paste. Cook for 2 minutes.

Add bok choy and prawns. Cook until bok choy has slightly wilted.

Add coconut milk and water.

Add the fish pieces and simmer for 10 minutes or until cooked, but not flaking.

Divide the boiled noodles into individual serving bowls and share the gravy out over noodles. Crush the peanuts and sprinkle over the Laksa. Garnish with remaining the spring onions.

Serve immediately.

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