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Singaporean Laksa Soup

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Laksa is fusion between Chinese cuisine and Malay cuisine, which happened in Singapore. Laksa is a comfort food for Singaporean, as it is in itself a complete meal, with noodles, meat and soup. Laksa is also very popular in Malaysia, Brunei and Indonesia. Fragrant herbs and spices, this is what Laksa is all about.
Ingredients
  Medium prawns 1 Pound
  Peeled shallots 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Dried chilies 20 , softened in hot water
  Shrimp paste 1 Tablespoon
  Dried shrimp 3 Tablespoon, soaked for a while in water to soften
  Candle nuts 10
  Turmeric powder 1 Teaspoon
  Roasted coriander powder 1 Tablespoon
  Lemon grass stalks 2 , crushed (White Stem Portion)
  Oil 4 Tablespoon
  Coconut milk 4 Cup (64 tbs)
  Salt 2 Tablespoon
  Sugar 1 Tablespoon
  Pepper 1 Teaspoon
  Thick rice noodles 1 Pound, dried
  Bean sprouts 9 Ounce, scalded
  Glass noodles 7 Ounce, scalded and drained (Use Dried Form)
Garnishes:
  Fresh red chilies 4 , pounded
  Salt To Taste
  Cucumber 1 , peeled, cored and shredded
  Fried fish cakes 4 , sliced
  Laksa leaves 1 Bunch (100 gm), finely shredded
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Boil a pot of water and cook prawns until they turn pink. Remove, shell prawns when cool, and reserve prawns and stock.
2. Process shallots, chilies, shrimp paste, dried shrimp, and candlenut in a chopper until fine. Add powdered spices to the paste.

MAKING
3. Heat oil in a pot large enough for the gravy. Brown spice paste and add lemon grass stalks, adding a little water from time to time to prevent burning, until oil rises to the surface.
4. Add prawn stock, followed by coconut milk, stirring all the time to prevent curdling until it comes to boil. Season with salt, sugar, and pepper to taste.
5.Boil some water in another pot and boil dried noodles until they are al dente. Drain and divide noodles among bowls.

FINALISING
6. Top with a little softened glass noodles and bean sprouts. Garnish with a prawn, fishcake slices, shredded cucumber and laksa leaves.
7. Pour over hot coconut gravy.
SERVING
8. Serve hot with or without rice.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
Asian
Course: 
Appetizer
Taste: 
Spicy
Feel: 
Creamy
Method: 
Broiled
Dish: 
Soup
Restriction: 
Halal
Ingredient: 
Shrimp
Interest: 
Healthy
Preparation Time: 
25 Minutes
Cook Time: 
40 Minutes
Ready In: 
65 Minutes
Servings: 
6
Story
Laksa is my hearty meal in a bowl. I love to have laksa with all condiments, accompaniments in the bowl itself, just the way the locals have it. Its hot, flavorful and overall filling, I guess that is important.
Subtitle: 
Laksa Soup

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