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Pea And Prawn Laksa

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  • For the spice paste:
  • 1 red chilli, roughly chopped (remove the seeds if you don’t want it so hot!)
  • 1 stalk lemongrass, outer leaves removed and roughly chopped
  • Juice and zest of 1 lime
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed
  • 1 small onion, peeled and diced
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon soft brown sugar
  • 1 small bunch coriander
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 2.5 cm fresh root ginger, peeled and roughly chopped
  • For the Laksa:
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 x 400ml can coconut milk
  • 200 ml vegetable stock
  • 150 g fine rice noodles
  • 15 small tiger prawns, peeled (can use frozen)
  • 200 g frozen peas
    Deliciously Tender Garden Peas
  • A handful of fresh chopped mint leaves
  • Coriander leaves, to garnish
  • Sea salt
  • Black pepper


  1. For the spice paste, blend all the spice paste ingredients together in a food processor and set aside.
  2. For the laksa; heat the oil in a wok or a large heavy based saucepan over a medium heat and fry the paste for 3-4 minutes until fragrant, stirring all the time, remove the heat if it is catching on the bottom.
  3. Stir in the coconut milk and stock and bring to the boil.
  4. Meanwhile cook the rice noodles in a separate pan according to the packet instructions. Drain well and set aside.
  5. When the laksa is boiling, add the prawns and peas and cook for 5-6 minutes or until the peas and prawns are cooked. Taste and adjust the seasoning, stir in the chopped mint.
  6. Place the noodles at the bottom of the serving bowls and ladle the laksa over the top.
  7. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve.

Nutritional Information

  KCal Fat Sat.fat Sugar Salt
Info per serving 471 27.2 16.8 5.6 1.9
* The nutritional information relating to a prepared statement after serving (190g)
**GDA = Guideline Daily intake based on a food intake of 2,000 kcal. Personal requirements vary depending on age, sex, weight and physical activity.
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