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Seafood laksa with griddled squid


For the Laksa Paste
For the soup

Preparation method

  1. Make the paste by placing all the ingredients in a blender and whizzing to a smooth paste.

  2. Heat a little oil in a heavy-based pan and add the paste. Fry until fragrant and then add the fish stock. Simmer for 20 minutes.

  3. During this time prepare the noodles. Place them in a bowl and cover with boiling water. Soak for 10 minutes and then drain and refresh under cold water.

  4. When the soup has simmered for 20 minutes, add the coconut milk, lime juice and the fish sauce. Bring back to a simmer and add the prawns.

  5. Place the beansprouts, cucumber and spring onions in a steamer and steam for 5 minutes.

  6. Oil a griddle pan and heat.

  7. Season the squid rings and griddle on a very high heat for 5 minutes until cooked

  8. To serve, place some noodles in a warmed bowl, top with steamed vegetables and then ladle over the soup, sharing out the prawns. Place the griddled squid on top and a generous sprinkle of shredded basil leaves. Serve with lime wedges.

Less than 30 mins preparation time

10 to 30 mins cooking time

Serves 4

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