Turkey laksa

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 10 mins


Serves 4
Turkey isn't just for Christmas. Packed with protein, vitamins and lean too, it makes a great substitute for that other white meat

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal480
  • fat10g
  • saturates7g
  • carbs56g
  • sugars7g
  • fibre2g
  • protein33g
  • salt1.17g
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  • 1-2 tbsp Thai red curry paste, depending on taste
  • 1l chicken stock
  • 500g/ 1lb 2oz skinless turkey breast, cut into strips



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  • 225g thin rice noodles
  • 1 red pepper, deseeded and sliced
  • 300g beansprouts
  • 400ml can reduced-fat coconut milk
  • juice 1 lime



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  • 2 tsp sugar



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  • small handful coriander


  1. Heat a large saucepan and fry the curry paste for 1 min, until fragrant. Tip in the stock and bring to the boil, then throw in the turkey and cook for 5 mins. Add the rice noodles and cook for 3 mins more.

  2. Add the pepper and beansprouts and cook for 2 mins more. Add the coconut milk, bring to a simmer, season with the lime juice and sugar, then spoon into bowls, sprinkle with the coriander leaves and serve.

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Comments (16)

e-chef's picture

For an authentic laksa recipe inspired by versions I have eaten in Malaysia and Indonesia please check out my food blog. My recipe is for the curry Mee variety which originates from penang.

I guarantee that it will trump this recipe any day!

EmmaBrooksbank's picture

This is delicious!.. I have made this many times now and is a firm favourite in our house and apparently I have to make it at least once a week!.. Very authentic too.

emmapower06's picture

Really nice recipe I made it for only the 2 of us so halved everything. I added some extra veg and both myself and my 8 year old really enjoyed it.

pixelfixx's picture

Not a true laksa! I'd call this a far-Eastern inspired soup. Made it with full-fat coconut milk and it was OK, but I won't be making it again.

ducknbunny's picture

Really enjoyed this as i love oriental spicy soups - I'll make it with chicken next time though as the turkey just takes quite turkey like!

lordmoore's picture

Really quick and very tasty.
I used full fat coconut milk, seasoned it with fish sauce, used palm sugar and swapped the beansprouts for green beans and baby corn :) Delicious!

splodgemeister's picture

This was easy to make, tasted nice enough and seemed to make loads but I don't think I'll rush to make it again. I know it defeats the "low fat" aspect of the recipe but I think I'd prefer to use full fat coconut milk as the reduced fat stuff didn't add much flavour it just made the sauce look creamier.

warbaby's picture

healthy, speedy and delicious

lizleicester's picture

Used chicken breasts instead of turkey. Full fat coconut, instead of "light". Very tasty and filling.

missing8's picture

This really looks yummy will give it a go

thecherub's picture

This is great. Really simple and tasty too. Ideal after work. I halved all the ingredients (cooking for 2) but I would probably add more paste next time as I like things hot (or buy better paste!) Highly recommend this!

jessltd's picture

Great easy meal. I substituted the turkey for chicken breast and whole prawns which was delicious and added a bit more substance. 2tbsp of the curry paste added a nice kick without too much heat, could definitely add a bit more chilli if you like it hot. Very simple to cook, i would definitely make it again.

kategoudy's picture

I haven't really cooked anything like this before but found it really easy to make and it tasted delicious. I used 2 tbsp of thai curry paste which gave a lovely flavour and heat, and I cheated with some fine thread straight to wok noodles - no-one noticed! Would definitely make again for an easy midweek meal and something different to do with diced turkey.

daisydampwash's picture

I have been to Thailand many times and this is totally authentic and easy to make.

diamond_sky's picture

Really yummy! Light and all the flavours blend so well together.

shaden's picture

Nice easy soup to make. We used pre-cooked turkey strips and fresh rice noodles.

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