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Shrimp and Chicken Laksa

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Ingredients

Laksa Paste
2 medium Red Chili Pepper no seeds
3 cloves Garlic
1 stick Lemongrass
1 tbsp Turmeric
2 cm piece Ginger
1 tbsp Thai Fish Sauce
4 medium Shallots
20 gr Peanutbutter Or 50 gr of roasted peanuts
1 tsp Coconut Butter
Soup
20 medium Shrimps
300 gr Chicken Breast
200 gr Egg Noodles The original rrcipe is made with.rice noodles, but I just love the egg ones.
400 ml Coconut Milk
200 ml Chicken Broth
100 gr Bean Sprouts
1/2 Cucumber Optional
1/4 cup Coriander
1 tbsp Coconut Butter
1 Lime
5 leaves Mint

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Shrimp and Chicken Laksa

Cuisine:
  • 45 min
  • Serves 4
  • Easy

Directions

A few weeks ago I was looking again for inspiration since I was feeling like trying a new taste. And that was when I was blessed with the idea of making a Laksa. I remembered from a few months ago, that I was reading about how loved this is in Thailand but also how interesting it’s history is. This Laksa belongs to the Peranakan cuisine which is a very interesting combination of Malay, Chinese and Thai.

But all this being said I won’t torture any longer and keep you away from this amazing recipe. Go ahead an try it and let me know how much you loved it.

*the recipe contains peanut butter as a replacement for 50 gr of roasted peanuts.

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Steps

1
Done

Making the paste

Very easy to make if you can easily find all the ingredients. Chop roughly the shallots, paprikas and ginger and add in a blender. Top with the rest of the ingredients and pulse until you obtain a paste. It might take a while, to take your time.

2
Done

In the meanwhile melt 1 tbsp of coconut oil in a pan and fry the cubbed chicken over high fire. Add the shrimps and continue until the shrimps are pink, 3 to 5 minutes.

3
Done

Pour the laksa paste on top and lower the fire. Cook for 5 minutes. Add the coconut milk and chicken broth and mix gently. Add the fish sauce and lime juice from 1/2 lime and bring to a simmer to 30 min.

4
Done

In the meanwhile, cook your noodles in water with salt. Cut the cucumber, if you are using, in very thin stripes and chop finely the coriander and mint.

5
Done

Lay the noodles on the bottom of the bowl. Pour over soup, chicken and shrimps. Top with coriander, mint, cucumber shavings and bean sprouts. Add a slice of lime and you are ready to go!

Adriana

I am Adriana and I love food, as you can probably see from what I cook. I like to bake and I like to experiment with new tastes, and my 2016 resolution is to try to cook healthy and special meals every day.

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