Friday, 30 December 2011

King prawn and Chicken Laksa

Enough with the potatoes and gravy it's time for some refreshing spicy flavours and a bit of a health kick so here is a really simple and delicious laksa recipe with abnormally bright photo's, not sure what happened there!

2 shallots
2 red chillis
2 lemon grass sticks
Piece of ginger cut into thin batons
pack of deboned and skinless chicken thighs
handful of king prawns or any other prawn!
2 tbsp of fish sauce
1tsp of shrimp paste
1tbsp of brown sugar
500ml chicken stock
1 tin of coconut milk
1 lime
handful of beansprouts
baby leaf spinach
rice noodles
1tsp of veg oil

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Finely chop your lemongrass and chilli and cut the ginger into matchstick shapes.

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Fry in some oil for a few minutes

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Add your chopped chicken thighs and shrimp paste but cook only for a minute before adding the coconut milk and stock or they won't be tender. You can use breast if you like but thighs have loads more flavour

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Let it simmer for around 10 minuites and add the beansprouts and spinach near the end so they don't overcook.

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Add the lime juice, fish sauce and if you are using prawns that ready cooked add them at the last possible moment so they don't loose there flavour.

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I put some thinly sliced cucumber to garnish and would have put some coriander on to if I had remembered to buy some!

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My eyes!!!! The brightest photo ever taken, sorry about that!


  1. Thanks for sharing this recipe - I'd really like to try this Laksa, I've never made one before. I smiled while reading your post, because just last night we had a King Prawn Makhani for our supper - a nice and spicy winter warmer!

  2. Hi there and thanks for following my blog, am now a happy follower too! I love laksa, nothing like hot climate food to make you think you are in one! :)

  3. What time is dinner? My mouth is watering.

  4. How right you are, this is a very refreshing change from all that heavy food. I can't wait to make it. GG

  5. Glad you all liked the recipe, it's easy but with really amazing results!

    @Fallen From Flavour.. I don't know what King Prawn Makhani is but I know I want to eat it!