I’m making this easy Seafood Laksa using store bought laksa paste, but it’s so slurping flavorful and comforting dish, and you’ll be so happy you tried it. It’s great to bring everyone together over delicious meal!
I really enjoy traveling; especially visiting foreign countries. I love learning about their culture, how they’re families are structured, and, most importantly, about their food. I was listening to the radio this morning when the conversation turned to food. They were talking about how tourists from America find out that abroad it’s weird to eat corn dogs or PB&J. Then some callers from different countries started to call in and share their nation’s unique foods. Like India with their milk combined with tea drinks. That made me wonder what I had when I grew up in Indonesia. As far as I can remember, everything tasted very good, though some people might think some of the foods are unusual, like durian or shrimp paste.
Speaking of which, have you been to Malaysia? It’s been ages since I was there last, but I had one of the best times of my life there even though I only visited for a week. Their food was extraordinary…just like this seafood laksa I am sharing today. Laksa is a popular spicy noodle soup in the Peranakan cuisine. It comes with rice noodles or rice vermicelli and chicken, prawn or fish, served in spicy soup. Apparently there are numerous types of laksa, however the two most popular types are the curry laksa (made from coconut milk) or asam laksa (a sour fish soup). Indonesia also has a similar soup that is much appreciated during cold rainy days. Each region has their own version, which explains why one person likes their laksa differently than another.
How do I like my laksa? I am always interested in the curry laksa, which has a rich and spicy curry coconut milk. I love a fragrant, thick broth with lots of flavor in the paste. I am using laksa paste for this recipe. Sometimes you just want a shortcut and today is that day for me. I’m having shrimp and fish balls for toppings, but you can replace them with chicken and boiled egg. A garnish, like cilantro and chili slices will also adds flavor and color to this laksa.
Yield 2-4 bowls
I'm making this easy Seafood Laksa using store bought laksa paste, but it's so slurping flavorful and comforting dish, and you'll be so happy you tried it. It's great to bring everyone together over delicious meal!
- 3 tbs vegetable oil
- 120gr laksa paste
- 2.5 cups chicken stock
- 1 cup coconut milk
- 1 cup water
- 2 stalks lemongrass (white part only, pounded)
- 5 kaffir lime leaves
- Salt to taste
- Cooked Asian rice noodles or yellow noodles
- Whole raw prawns with tail on
- Fish balls or fish cakes, cut into pieces
- Bean sprouts
- Hard-boiled eggs
- Tofu puffs
- Cilantro, for garnish
- To make the stock: in a stockpot, add the oil and sauté the instant curry paste. Cook for about 5 minutes or until aromatic.
- Add in lemongrass and kaffir lime leaves. Cook for another 2-3 minutes.
- Add the chicken broth and water, Bring the stock to boil; then lower the heat to simmer once it has boiled.
- Add the coconut milk and salt to taste; and keep the stock on simmer.
- Add the prawns, fish balls, and tofu puffs while keep the stock on simmer.
- Soak the noodles in a large bowl of boiling water for about 8-10 minutes until cooked. Drain, and then rinse through with cold water to prevent it from sticking together.
- Add in the beansprouts to a bowl of boiling water and cook for another minute.
- To assemble: divide the noodles between bowls and add a handful of bean sprouts. Top the noodles with prawns, fish balls, and 1/2 egg. Add the broth and garnish with cilantro. Serve immediately.
Courses Lunch, Dinner
Cuisine Malaysian, Indonesian
25+ Best Sunday Supper Seafood Recipes
- Chili-Lime Scallops by Girl Abroad
- Cilantro Lime Shrimp by Simple and Savory
- Coconut Mahi Kale Salad with Citrus Dijon Vinaigrette by Gourmet Everyday
- Crab Cake Bites by A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures
- Crab Cakes with Tartar Sauce by Palatable Pastime
- Easy Salmon Sliders by Sunday Supper Movement
- Grilled Baby Octopus by Food Lust People Love
- Manhattan Clam Chowder by Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
- Mediterranean Shrimp Bruschetta by The Weekend Gourmet
- Salmon Tartare by Caroline’s Cooking
- Smoked Salmon, Citrus and Avocado Salad by Sprinkles and Sprouts
- Ten Minute Sweet and Spicy Shrimp by Jersey Girl Cooks
- Cioppino by Monica’s Table
- Easy Tilapia Pomodoro Dinner by My Life Cookbook
- Frutti Di Mare by A Day in the Life on the Farm
- Lemony Salmon and Asparagus Foil Packets by Our Good Life
- New Orleans Style Barbecue Shrimp by Flour On My Face
- No Fail Beer Battered Fish by Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
- One Pan Mustard Crusted Halibut and Vegetables by Pies and Plots
- Pecan Crusted Cod by From the Bookshelf
- Salmon Honey-Lemon Teriyaki by Asian In America
- Saucy Cod Fillets Florentine by Turnips 2 Tangerines
- Scallops with Orange Butter Sauce by My savory spoon
- Seafood Fettuccine Alfredo by The Freshman Cook
- Seafood Laksa by Brunch-n-Bites
- Sheet Pan Salmon by Bottom Left of the Mitten
- Shrimp Salad Sandwich by Soulfully Made
- Shrimp Scampi Pasta by Crazed Mom
- Soft Shell Salmon Tacos with Mango Salsa by That Skinny Chick Can Bake
- Sweet and Sour Salmon by Cricket’s Confections
- Teriyaki Mahi Mahi with Mango Salsa by Wholistic Woman
Join the #SundaySupper conversation on twitter on Sunday! We tweet throughout the day and share recipes from all over the world. Our weekly chat starts at 7:00 pm ET. Follow the #SundaySupper hashtag and remember to include it in your tweets to join in the chat. To get more great Sunday Supper Recipes, visit our website or check out our Pinterest board. Would you like to join the Sunday Supper Movement? It’s easy. You can sign up by clicking here: Sunday Supper Movement.