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Calamari & Scallop Laksa



2 portion(s)

Laksa Paste

  • 1 tablespoon shrimp paste
  • 8 small red chillis
  • 30 grams galangal, peeled
  • 6 eschalots
  • 2 Lemon grass stems, white part only
  • 10 cashew nuts
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 1 tablespoon tumeric
  • 1 tablespoon sweet paprika
  • 4 tablespoon coconut oul


  • 8 scallops
  • 1 squid tube, thinly sliced
  • 400 grams coconut milk
  • 150 grams coconut water
  • 100 grams laksa paste
  • 20 grams palm sugar
  • 1 juice of a lime
  • 100 grams Rice Vermicelli Noodles
  • 2 Kaffir lime leaves, shredded
  • 10 Basil leaves, torn
  • 2 Fresh chillis, diced
  • 6
    Preparation 20min
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    • Appliance TM 5 image
      Recipe is created for
      TM 5
      Please note that the TM5 mixing bowl has a larger capacity than the TM31 (capacity of 2.2 liters instead of 2.0 liters for TM 31). Recipes for the Thermomix TM5 may not be cooked with a Thermomix TM31 for safety reasons without adjusting the quantities. Risk of scalding by spraying of hot liquids: Do not exceed the maximum filling quantity and observe the filling level markings of the mixing bowl!

Recipe's preparation

    Laksa Paste
  1. Cook the shrimp paste 1 min/speed 1.


    Add all other ingredients to the bowl


    Blend until a smooth paste 30 sec/speed 5, stopping twice to scrape down the bowl.

  2. Laksa
  3. Add laksa past to the bowl & cook 1 min/100oc/speed 1 until fragrant.


    Add Coconut milk & water, palm sugar & lime to the bowl 


    Cook 15 mins/90oC/speed 1.


    Cook noodles as per packet instructions.


    Pan fry the scallops & calamari for 30 seconds till just cooked.


    Drain vermicelli noodles & divide between 2 bowls. Pour over the laksa, top with the calamari & scallops.


    Garnish with the lime leaves, basil & chilli.




You can steam the seafood in the Varoma

The Laksa paste will keep in the fridge for a week or freeze for longer storage.

Try to buy small squid tubes as they are more tender

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  • In step one it says to cook

    Submitted by Cukomama on 18. July 2016 - 17:21.

    In step one it says to cook the shrimp paste at speed 1 for a minute... but at what temperature?

    " 'Tis an ill cook that cannot lick his own fingers..." Romeo & Juliet, Act4,scii

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