Turkey laksa

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 10 mins

Easy

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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Ingredients

  • 1-2 tbsp Thai red curry paste, depending on taste
  • 1l chicken stock
  • 500g/ 1lb 2oz skinless turkey breast, cut into strips
    Turkey

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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
    Lime

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  • 2 tsp sugar
    Sugar

    Sugar

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    Honey and syrups made from concentrated fruit juice were the earliest known sweeteners. Today,…

  • small handful coriander

Method

  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!
E-chefswordkitchen.blogspot.co.uk.

EmmaBrooksbank's picture
5

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
4

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
5

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
3

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
5

healthy, speedy and delicious

lizleicester's picture
4

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
5

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
5

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
4

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
5

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

shaden's picture
4

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

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