Prawn & coconut laksa

Prawn & coconut laksa

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Cooking time

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 8 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 1

This quick meal for one is the perfect way to warm up an evening

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition info

Nutrition

kcalories
823
protein
33g
carbs
79g
fat
44g
saturates
25g
fibre
3g
sugar
7g
salt
2.19g

Ingredients

  • 2 tsp oil
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 spring onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tsp finely chopped fresh root ginger
  • 1 green chilli, deseeded and finely chopped
  • juice from ½ lime
  • 100g raw prawns, any size
  • 165ml can coconut milk
  • 100ml chicken or vegetable stock
  • 100g dried egg noodles
  • chopped coriander, to serve

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Method

  1. Heat the oil in a large pan or wok. When hot, throw in the garlic, spring onion, ginger and green chilli. Cook on a medium heat for 3-4 mins, then squeeze in your lime juice.
  2. Stir in the prawns, then add in the coconut milk and stock. Simmer gently for 5 mins on a low heat until the prawns are pink.
  3. Meanwhile, cook your egg noodles in a pan of boiling water for 4 mins until soft. Drain, then tip into the laksa pan. Season to taste, then serve in a bowl, topped with coriander.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, October 2009

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josie1212's picture

Beansprouts and sugar snap peas (sliced vertically) make some good vegetable additions if you want to add some extra veg.

allanh's picture

I wish, before I'd started, that I'd read the comments that this makes too much for one serving - especially the noodles (50g is probably plenty, and probably ditto the prawns). However, it's very tasty and I shall repeat the exercise!

harrietlouise25's picture

I made this tonight, using some finely chopped red pepper, a splash of fish sauce and creamed coconut instead of a can of coconut milk (I made it up in boiling water to make a coconut milk-type sauce). Undercooked the noodles slightly but that was my fault, I'll cook them for longer next time - I will definitely make again as it was delicious!!
Re: calorie content, I put everything I included in an online calorie counter and it came to 590 kcals. I think if GDA is 2000 a day, and this is your main meal of the day, there's nothing wrong with it having a high calorie count - we do need them after all! 1/3 of your GDA is not too much.

denisgeoghegan's picture

I make and prefer this with low-fat coconut milk. This is my girlfriend's favourite meal I make :-) Delicious!

sasacemesova's picture
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Very simple and tasty. I added a red pepper and some babycorn but it would have been fine without it.

joktattie's picture

I appreciate your time and the info Chezza! Thanks.

cyberchezza's picture
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Jokattie - depends on your portion sizes! I doubled the quantities to make enough for two today...and we'll be having it again tomorrow as there was more than enough.

joktattie's picture

Excuse my ignorance!!
If I want to make this for 4 people do I just quadruple everything??

joktattie's picture

Excuse my ignorance!!
If I want to make this for 4 people do I just quadruple everything??

pigsypig12's picture

..then look at the recipie ingredients and adjust to use less fat containing ingedients -not difficult!

miamia89's picture
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Made this without noting the nutritional value, if I'd known that I wouldn't have made it so I was glad I didn't know at the time because the ignorance was bliss as this dish is deliecious!

rhl500's picture
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I added some broccoli and bean sprouts, and used more stock and cream coconut as suggested by KateA. It was a very tasty, warming and healthy meal. Will make again soon! (too much for 1 person though, and too little for 2!)

q78265's picture
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Really enjoyed this! Agree with a previous poster that 100g noodles is too much so reduced to 50g and threw in some mange tout to up the veggie content. Also added a teaspoon of fish sauce, and to reduce the fat content, used mostly stock and just a bit of creamed coconut.

pufferkat's picture

For those worried about fat content:
Why not try using low fat coconut milk, and sweating off the onions, garlic, chilli in a microwave or a little water? With just a small amount of thought you can alter recipes to suit your own dietary requirements

dollyann's picture
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823 kcalories, fat 44 g, saturated fat 25g.... these figures mean I won't be making this recipe. Sounds lovely but ridiculously high in fat.

newcastleunited's picture

Lovely taste but far too much liquid, prawns and noodles for 1 portion.

louisecoombes's picture
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Delicious and easy. Check out the 25g saturated fat content per person though!

Frantic Flapjack's picture
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Gorgeous taste. Perfect comfort food.

glasgow's picture
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Incredibly quick and incredibly tasty. Highly recommended

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