Fragrant Prawn and Coconut Laksa

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recipe by Tenina Holder

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Love a good laksa? With prawns, coconut cream and lots of other amazing flavours, this recipe will not disappoint!

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recipe updated Oct 8, 2019


  • Onion icon
    2 (280g)
  • Garlic clove icon
    Garlic clove
  • Fresh chili icon
    Fresh chili
    1 (20g)
  • Galangal icon
    2 tsp (4g)
  • Ginger purée icon
    Ginger purée
    2 tsp (11g)
  • Fresh turmeric icon
    Fresh turmeric
    2 tsp (4g)
  • Shrimp paste icon
    Shrimp paste
    40g (about 2⅛ tbsp)
  • Tamarind paste icon
    Tamarind paste
    40g (about 2½ tbsp)
  • Extra virgin olive oil icon
    Extra virgin olive oil
    22ml (1½ tbsp)
  • Water icon
    500ml (2⅛ cups)
  • Chicken stock icon
    Chicken stock
    2 tbsp (30ml)
  • Coconut cream icon
    Coconut cream
    520g (about 1¾ cups)
  • Curry leaves icon
    Curry leaves
  • Coconut sugar icon
    Coconut sugar
    40g (about 3⅛ tbsp)
  • Prawns icon
    500g (about 2⅛ cups)
  • Sea salt icon
    Sea salt
    as needed


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Step preview

  1. Add garlic clove, fresh chili, galangal, ginger purée, fresh turmeric, shrimp paste, tamarind paste, onion and extra virgin olive oil to the TM5 bowl
  2. Fit TM5 bowl to TM5
  3. Blend - approx 5 sec, speed 5
  4. Scrape down sides of TM5 bowl
  5. Blend - approx 5 sec, speed 5
  6. Sauté - approx 8 min, varoma, speed 2
  7. Then add water, chicken stock, coconut cream, curry leaves and coconut sugar to the TM5 bowl
  8. Cook - approx 10 min, 100°C, speed 1
  9. Then add prawns to the TM5 bowl
  10. Cook - approx 5 min, 100°C, speed 1
  11. Then season with sea salt to taste
  12. Serve
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