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Seafood Curry Laksa



8 portion(s)

Seafood Curry Laksa

  • 500-1000 g Yellow Noodles Or Rice Vermicelli
  • 300 g Tofu Puff
  • 300 g Fish balls
  • 1/2 portion bean sprouts, soaked, ends trimmed, drained and scalded in hot water for 2 minutes
  • Handful sprigs mint leaves, polygonum leaves, washed for garnish

Soup Base & Sambal

  • 2 sticks Lemongrass ends (near roots), thickly sliced
  • 350 g eschalots, peeled
  • 20 g garlic, peeled
  • 100 g cooking oil
  • 100 g Curry Powder for meat, Baba's Curry Powder
  • 2 tsp salt, or 3 tbsp fish sauce
  • 1 tsp sugar, or to taste
  • 2 sprigs Curry Leaves
  • 1 sprigs polygonum leaves and stalk
  • 2 sticks lemongrass stalks, cut 8 -10cm
  • 1 tablespoons dried shrimp, soaked 15min boiling water, drained
  • 1 tsp belachan
  • 4 pieces egg, washed shell, leave intact for steaming

Soup Stock

  • 400 g water, for stock
  • 1500 g water, for stock - in pot on stove
  • 1000 g Chicken fillets OR 4 lovely legs, thigh or breast
  • 300 g squid, scored and cut 5cm squares
  • 300 g Prawns, shelled, deveined (weight after shelling)
  • 560 g coconut cream, Maeploy or Ayam Brand
  • 3 litres Soup Pot, for stove to boil laksa soup
  • 1 tbsp tamarind paste, or to taste (optional)
  • 2 tbsp fish sauce, to taste
  • 6
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    Preparation 3h 0min
  • 7
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Recipe's preparation

    Prepare Soup Base & Sambal
  1. Put together lemongrass root ends, eschallots, garlic and cooking oil and blend 30 sec, speed 7

    Scrape down to bowl and add curry powder, drained dried shrimps, belachan, salt/fishsauce, sugar, curry leaves, polygonum leaves and leftover lemongrass stalks cut 8-10cm lengths and cook 20min 100c Counter-clockwise operation stir

    Take out 2 teaspoons of soup base and add lime juice and sugar/salt to taste. Set it aside as sambal for garnish.
  2. Soup Stock and Steamed Meat/Seafood
  3. During the 20min Soup Base cooking, cut chicken pieces and whole eggs and place in bottom of varoma bowl. Then place varoma tray and place squid pieces and prawns. When soup base is done, (and sambal is made), add 400g water in the bowl and scrape the bottom of the bowl to deglaze. Then cook 25min Varoma deg Counter-clockwise operationGentle stir setting (Rev Stir). Seafood should take 8-15min to cook and is firm and opaque in colour. Chicken should take around 15-25minutes, will be opaque and runs clear juice when pierced. Ensure the meat is evenly spaced so that the seafood is evenly cooked.

    When meat is cooked, set aside in thermoserver to keep warm. Ensure the juices on varoma goes back into the stock for extra flavour.

    Add 560ml coconut cream (Maeploy or Ayam Brand is brand of choice) and 800g water. Add tofu puffs, fishball into the soup. If lovely legs are used, try to add the bone into the soup, as well as the prawn heads for extra flavour. Cook over stove at a medium low heat for 30min. Add salt/ fish sauce and sugar if required.
  4. Prepare Noodles
  5. After soup stock contents are emptied in a large pot on the stove, weigh 1500g water and cook 8min 100c speed 2. Place noodles in the bowl and use chopsticks to separate the noodles. Cook noodles 4min 90degrees Counter-clockwise operationGentle stir setting (rev stir). Drain water and place in individual bowls.
  6. Assembly of Curry Laksa
  7. Place blanched noodles , sprouts, peeled and halved egg, pieces of chicken, squid and prawns, then scoop a ladle full of stock, puffs and fish balls into the bowlful of noodle. Garnish on top with mint and polygonum leaves, lime wedges and chili sambal.
    Serve immediately.

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Change your Vege to any blanched vegetable of choice.

Replace your Chicken with chicken stock paste (1.5 tablespoons) or chicken stock powder (1 tablespoons) or to taste.

Rice Vermicelli (Mee Hoon) complements this dish as well. To use Mee Hoon, soak noodles in hot water for 5minutes and drain well.

This laksa pairs well with side dishes like roast pork, Yong Tau Foo and Sambal Belachan French Beans or Kang Kong

Make a vegetarian version with Vege Stock Paste, Firm Tofu pieces and vegetables like okra and eggplant.

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