Kasturi September 14, 2017

Classic Shrimp Laksa with Rice Noodles is a hearty Southeast Asian noodle soup. This dish has a sweet, spicy and vibrant taste with a tropical creaminess of coconut milk. It is actually very simple to make, but it requires a few Ingredients that are not readily available at most grocery stores.
The flavorful base of this recipe is Laksa paste and basically, it’s made with coconut milk, shrimps paste, fresh turmeric, garlic, lemon grass and spices. Then this paste is saut?ed in a wok if you want deepen the flavor of this paste you can use oil to saut? it. Into the same pot goes chicken stock, fish sauce, soy sauce and shrimp along with coconut milk. After a quick simmer, it’s done. Ladle over boiled rice noodles then the top with fresh basils, cilantro and bean sprouts. After garnishing, serve this dish immediately and I can assure you that this dish can take you far away and you love to enjoy it. Here is the easy recipe to make the classic shrimp laksa with rice noodles.

Ingredients

– 1/2 cup laksa curry paste
– 3 cups low-sodium chicken stock
– 2 tablespoons fish sauce
– 1 teaspoon light soy sauce
– 1 teaspoon light brown sugar
– Juice of 1 lime
– One 14-ounce can coconut milk
– 7 ounce dried flat wide rice noodles
– 1 pound medium shrimp, deveined, tails left on
– 1 1/2 cups bean sprouts
– Sea salt to taste
– Cayenne pepper or red chili flakes
– Small handful fresh cilantro stems
– Small handful fresh Thai basil stems

To Make Laksa Curry Paste

– 1/4 cup coconut milk
– 3 teaspoons shrimp paste
– 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
– 2 teaspoons light brown sugar
– 1 teaspoon ground coriander
– 1 teaspoon ground cumin
– Sea salt to taste
– 1 teaspoon chopped fresh peeled turmeric root or turmeric powder
– 1/2 teaspoon chili powder or cayenne pepper
– 2 crushed cloves of garlic
– 2 stalks lemongrass, smashed andamp; roughly chopped
– 1 inch piece of fresh ginger, peeled andamp; sliced into coins
– 1 chopped yellow onion
– 1 red Fresno Chile, stemmed and sliced crosswise

How To Cook?

To Make Laksa Curry Paste

1. In a bowl, combine the coconut milk and shrimp paste with all remaining Ingredients of laksa curry paste in a blender and whiz into a smooth paste.

To Make Shrimps Laksa With Noodles

1. Heat a wide wok over MEDIUM-HIGH heat. Then add the laksa curry paste and cook it for 2-3 minutes while stirring it.
2. Now, pour in the chicken stock, fish sauce, soy sauce, sugar, lime juice and coconut milk. Mix everything well.
3. When it start simmering reduce the heat and let it cook for about 5 minutes.
4. After that stir in the shrimp and cook again until just cook through, this will take about 2 minutes.
5. Meanwhile, bring a large pot of water to a boil and cook the noodles until al dente, about 3 minutes. Drain them and rinse under cold water to refresh.
6. Now, add ? cup of the bean sprouts to the shrimp mixture.
7. Seasoned it with sea salt and cayenne pepper.
8. At the serving time, divide the noodles between 2 large, shallow bowls and ladle the shrimps and broth over each.
9. Garnish it with cilantro and basil, sprinkle the remaining sprouts over the top and serve it immediately.

Preparation Time: 15 Minutes
Cooking Time: 20 Minutes
Servings: 2-3 Persons