Our Seafood Curry Laksa is super simple to make. There are many choices for Laksa. The noodles can be thick or thin, and it comes with chicken, prawn or fish. We decided to make this completely luxurious seafood version because we felt like a little bit of extravagance. The silky smooth curry soup has just the right amount of tang. There’s also that slight after-burn with each mouthful. Having a mixture of noodle thicknesses gives a textural mouth-feel which is almost unique to Laksa.

Why is Seafood Curry Laksa So Popular?

There are too many reasons to mention! Laksa is popular through Southeast Asia, with each country bringing their own regional twist to the dish. Penang has a world-renowned laksa, ranking in the “World’s 50 most delicious foods” compiled by CNN. The fact that it’s inexpensive to make is a bonus too.Laksa is street food in South East Asia, so it has to be cheap to make. With our recipe, maybe you can try this Southeast Asian comfort food at home with your own unique twist.

I’m Hungry Now – When Can I Eat?

We have done what we can to simplify and speed up the cooking process. It can be completed in less than three quarters of an hour! We know what it’s like when you get hungry! So follow the prep steps below and you will be easting as soon as possible!

Thinking of Making Our Seafood Curry Laksa?

Don’t let the amount of ingredients intimidate you. First, print out the recipe and tick off all the things you already have. Then you will have a small and convenient list to take to the store. Preparation saves time. It’s difficult to resist marching ahead quickly, but getting all your ducks in order helps a lot. Even if it’s chicken you’re cooking.

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Recipe Card

Seafood Curry Laksa

Malaysia's Stunning Seafood Laksa gets a Makeover!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Total Time40 minutes
Course: Main Course, Soup
Cuisine: Asian, Malaysian, noodles
Keyword: Curry, Laksa, Malaysian, noodles, quick, Soup
Servings: 2
Calories: 0.499kcal
Author: cooking at home is fun
Cost: $10

Equipment

  • Wok
  • noodle bowl

Ingredients

Paste

  • 4 dried red chillies
  • 2 tbsp dried shrimp
  • 4 Shallots finely chopped
  • 2 cm galangal finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp garlic finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp shrimp paste
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground turmeric
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp sweet paprika
  • 2 tbsp lemongrass finely chopped

Soup

  • 1 litre chicken stock
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp palm sugar grated
  • 400 g firm white fish eg. Basa
  • 8 tiger prawns
  • 4 mussels
  • 100 g small prawns
  • 100 g calamari
  • 50 g dried tofu puffs
  • 100 g bean sprouts
  • 300 g thin egg noodles
  • 100 g vermicelli noodles
  • 1 tbsp friedAsian shallots
  • 1 chilli finely chopped
  • 30 g Vietnamese mint
  • 30 g mint
  • 1 lime cut in wedges

Instructions

  •  In a bowl, using boiling water, rehydrate the dried chillies until soft.
    In a separate bowl, rehydrate the dried shrimp. Once soft, drain water away and combine both with other paste ingredients and whizz in a food processor until smooth. Set aside.
    Soften noodles in boiling water for 5 minutes, drain.
  •  Using a large saucepan, add oil and heat to medium, add laksa paste and cook until fragrant.
    Add the chicken stock and sugar, stir gently and simmer. Add the fish and prawns and cook until they are almost cooked.
  •  Add the coconut milk, tofu puffs and beansprouts. Stir gently simmer for 2 minutes.
    Add tiger prawns, calamari, small prawns and mussels cooking gently for 3 minutes. Divide noodles into serving bowls and top with laksa soup.
    Serve with fried shallots, Vietnamese Mint, chilli, mint leaves and lime wedges.

Notes

Laksa is a spicy noodle soup from Peranakan cuisine, the combination of Chinese and Malaysian cultures.
The soup base is made from a spice curry paste, combined with coconut milk to make a rich and intense soup, that maybe guaranteed to blow your head off depending on how much chilli has been used.
Laksa is made with rice noodles, either thick or thin, and is served with chicken, prawn or fish. It is popular through Southeast Asia, with each country bringing their own regional twist to the dish.
Penang has a world renowned laksa, ranking in the “World’s 50 most delicious foods” complied by CNN. Maybe you can try this Southeast Asian comfort food at home with your own unique twist.
Seafood Curry Laksa - cooking at home is fun and it's easier than you think!
Seafood Curry Laksa – cooking at home is fun and it’s easier than you think!

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