Turkey laksa

Turkey laksa

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(13 ratings)

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

    Turkey

    terk-ee

    The traditional Christmas bird, turkey is good to eat all year round though is only readily…

  • 225g thin rice noodles
  • 1 red pepper, deseeded and sliced
  • 300g beansprouts
    Beansprouts

    Beansprouts

    been sp-rowts

    Widely seen as a major, somehow magic, ingredient, beansprouts

  • 400ml can reduced-fat coconut milk
  • juice 1 lime
    Lime

    Lime

    ly-m

    The same shape, but smaller than…

  • 2 tsp sugar
    Sugar

    Sugar

    shuh-ga

    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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corabalzan
7th Mar, 2017
5.05
Was looking for a recipe with turkey as I had forgotten I had it and came across this one. It has now become a firm favourite. So delicious and so easy to make1
e-chef
25th Dec, 2015
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
9th Apr, 2015
5.05
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.
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emmapower06
8th Jan, 2015
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
18th Jan, 2014
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
30th Dec, 2012
4.05
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
27th Aug, 2012
5.05
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
23rd Aug, 2012
3.05
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
3rd Apr, 2012
5.05
healthy, speedy and delicious
lizleicester
29th Feb, 2012
4.05
Used chicken breasts instead of turkey. Full fat coconut, instead of "light". Very tasty and filling.

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