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Prawn & coconut laksa

Prawn & coconut laksa

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(17 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 8 mins

Easy

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

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition:

  • kcal823
  • fat44g
  • saturates25g
  • carbs79g
  • sugars7g
  • fibre3g
  • protein33g
  • salt2.19g
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Ingredients

  • 2 tsp oil
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 spring onion, finely chopped

    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

    Ginger

    jin-jer

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

  • 1 green chilli, deseeded and finely chopped

    Chilli

    chill-ee

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

  • juice from ½ lime

    Lime

    ly-m

    The same shape, but smaller than…

  • 100g raw prawns, any size

    Prawn

    praw-n

    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

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.

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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
5

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
5

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
3.75

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
3.75

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

cshobbs's picture
3.75

... and gluten free stock, of course!

lizleicester's picture
3.75

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
5

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
5

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
5

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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