Yesterday for supper I made Laksa.
I layed on the small kitchen table the ingredients
Since they were all good looking I played a bit,
snapped a pic with my phone
and posted it on instagram.
Then Rike asked me if I could share the recipe.

Here it is:
(serves 4)
200 g (7oz) dried rice vermicelli
2 tablespoons peanut oil 
2-3 tablespoons of laksa paste* 
1 litre (4 cups) vegetable stock
750 ml (3 cups) coconut milk
250 g (9oz) snowpeas (mangetout),
halved diagonally
5 spring onions, 
cut into 3 cm (1 1/4 inch) lenghts
2 tbs lime juice
125 g (4 1/2 oz) bean sprouts*
200 g (7 oz) fried tofu puffs*
3 tbs roughly chopped (vietnamese) mint (I used local mint)*
20 g (2/3 cup) coriander (cilantro) leaves

Place the vermicelli in a large bowl, cover with boiling water and soak for 5 min.
In a large saucepan heat the oil, add laksa paste, stirring for 1 min at medium heat,
or until fragrant. Add the stock, coconut milk, snowpeas and spring onion, 
simmer for 5 min. Pour in the lime juice, season to taste with salt and black pepper.
Drain the vermicelli and divide among 4 bowls. 
Top with the bean sprouts and fried tofu. laddle the hot soup into the bowls and
sprinkle with the fresh mint and coriander.
Serve immediately.

the recipe is from this book

*I bought the paste, but I'd like to make it from scratch next time.
*I couldn't add bean sprouts because at the supermarket they looked quite unfresh.
*Instead of fried tofu puffs I fried firm curd tofu and cut it.
*I used local mint

If you are an adventurous eater you might like to try this refreshing soup.




karamelo said...

I just stumbled upon your beautiful pic on facebook. I never tried Laksa before, but it sounds really delicious : I put it on my what-to-cook-plan for this week :-)

alessandra said...

thank you for visiting, let me know if you liked it >caramelo

Sonia / COZY MEMORIES said...

That sounds like a recipe that I would do, except the coconut milk. I'm slowly trying to appreciate coconut (I hated it for as long as I remember) but I'm not at the stage of cooking with it yet ;-) But the rest of the recipe sounds delicious to me ! :D Thanks for sharing it. The photo looks so good as well !