Prawn & coconut laksa

Prawn & coconut laksa

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 8 mins


Serves 1
This quick meal for one is the perfect way to warm up an evening

Nutrition and extra info


  • kcal823
  • fat44g
  • saturates25g
  • carbs79g
  • sugars7g
  • fibre3g
  • protein33g
  • salt2.19g
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  • 2 tsp oil
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 spring onion, finely chopped
    Spring onions

    Spring onion

    sp-ring un-yun

    Also known as scallions or green onions, spring onions are in fact very young onions, harvested…

  • 2 tsp finely chopped fresh root ginger



    Mainly grown in Jamaica, Africa, India, China and Australia, ginger is the root of the plant. It…

  • 1 green chilli, deseeded and finely chopped



    Part of the capsicum family, chillies come in scores of varieties and colours (from green…

  • juice from ½ lime



    The same shape, but smaller than…

  • 100g raw prawns, any size



    There are thousands of different species of prawn, but tiger, king and North Atlantic are the…

  • 165ml can coconut milk
  • 100ml chicken or vegetable stock
  • 100g dried egg noodles
  • chopped coriander, to serve


  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.

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Comments (29)

catie74's picture

I used 40g of noodles and half fat coconut milk. I also added a couple of scallops mange tout and baby corn

Camster06's picture

Enjoyed this with some adjustments. I cut coconut milk to 100 ml and upped the chicken stock to 300 ml, this worked well for me. I also cut the noodles to 50 gm. I had some water chestnuts so I tossed them in and they added a nice crunch. If I had ordered this dish in a restaurant I would have been pleased with my selection which is my standard.

Mister.B's picture

Very happy with this. We thought it was a bit weak to start with we let it cook for longer and the flavour came out. Double the ingredients to make for two and use a pack of slim spaghetti which has no carbs, calories, gluten or fat, great for a low carb diet. My previous favourite was tom kha soup but I find it hard to get right, in fact the restaurants struggle to get it right but this recipe tastes good every time.

mikehanson's picture

Fast, simple dish to prepare, full of flavour. I used 70g noodles which was more than enough. Great recipe.

chandycooks's picture

This is yummy. I have made this several times and Is a favourite meal.

Windswept 2's picture

I have just come back from Borneo and was eating a lot of laksa - often for breakfast!
This was authentic tasting. My changes though were to use reduced fat coconut milk, an assortment of fish & shellfish and I cooked the noodles in the chicken stock then added it to the rest.

cshobbs's picture

Very good. I used rice noodles to make it gluten free. Could use a bit more seasoning.

cshobbs's picture

... and gluten free stock, of course!

lizleicester's picture

Loved this recipe. Having read the previous comments, I halved the amount of egg noodles which was a good idea because it was still a generous portion.

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

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

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

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!


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