Chicken & Prawn Laksa

Serves 4

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • 120g laksa paste or Brett’s curry paste (recipe available at youtube.com/countdownnz)
  • 4-6 Macro Free Range chicken thighs, skinned, boned, thinly sliced
  • 4-8 prawns per person, raw, peeled
  • 500ml coconut milk
  • 2 Tbsp fish sauce
  • 200g thin rice noodles
  • 1 cup mung bean sprouts
  • 1 cup fresh mint leaves
  • 1 red chilli, thinly sliced
  • lime wedges for serving
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How to De-vein Prawns

Method

Heat a large saucepan over a low heat and add the oil. Add the laksa paste or Brett’s curry paste. Fry gently, stirring occasionally for 3 minutes or until fragrant. Add the chicken and mix well. Fry gently for 2 minutes.

Add the prawns, 375ml water, coconut milk and fish sauce. Mix and bring to the boil then simmer for 5 minutes or until the prawns are cooked. The liquid in the laksa will be soupy.

Drop the noddles into another saucepan of boiling water and cook for 3-4 minutes or as per pack instructions. Drain and divide evenly among 4 large bowls.

Add the chicken, prawns and soup evenly over the noodles and top with bean sprouts, mint and chilli. Serve with lime wedges.

Brett’s Curry Paste

Add 2-3 Tbsp chili flakes, 2 onions quartered, 3 cloves garlic, 1 Tbsp lemongrass paste, 1-2 Tbsp vegetable oil, 1 tsp shrimp paste, 4 Tbsp curry powder, 1 tsp turmeric and ½ tsp cloves to a food processor. Blend until you have a nice paste, adding extra oil to help loosen if necessary.

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