Laksa is a staple in our house. Its always showing up in takeaway containers and it’s a regular choice when we go out for dinner. There is something comforting about the creamy coconutty (is that a word? It is now) spicy soup and the dose of vegetables to go with.
It’s a cold nights best friend as you can up the spice with some fresh chili and slurp those noodles in your PJ’s.
I can never make my Laksa taste as good as the restaurants but I’d say my make at home version is 90% there.
Spicy Laksa w/ Chinese Broccoli Serves 2
Ingredients: 400ml coconut milk, laska paste, 1 bunch Chinese broccoli, the usual broccoli, 400g tin baby corn, 2 chilies, 1 lemon, spring onion for garnish and 1 packet noodles. Egg noodles or vermicelli are perfect
- Cut broccoli into florets and trim stems of the Chinese broccoli. In a fry pan, heat some vegetable oil and slightly fry the broccoli and Chinese broccoli till it turns bright green
- Add in laksa paste, stir and let sit on low heat for 1 minute. In that time start cooking the noodles as per packet instructions.
- Add the can of coconut milk and bring to a simmer. Simmer for 3-4 minutes to infuse the flavours, strain the noodles and serve. Garnish with lemon, chilli, bean shoots (I forgot them) and spring onions. Enjoy!
Laksa is a great chance to load up your dinner with fresh vegetables which are necessary at this time of year (hello Mr Cold, you’re not invited!). It was also hell cheap as all you need is noodles, a few veggies, can of coconut milk, paste and some flavorsome condiments. It’s a winner.
I am hoping to branch out in what I am making I think I might try some home made granola bars for snacking at work. Any other ideas of something that isnt a Italian, Mexican or Asian? (I feel like thats all I make!)