Laksa Lemah or Curry Laksa - Nonya Noodle Recipes

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Laksa Lemah or Curry Laksa - Nonya Noodle Recipes

Laksa Lemah or Curry Laksa - Nonya Noodle Recipes was created to 
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Nonya Noodle Recipes - Laksa Lemah or Curry Laksa is a bowl of noodles in a rich, spicy, coconut milk soup featuring whole prawns, slices of fried bean curd, snapping fresh beansprouts with lots of fresh aromatic herbs goes into the making of the soupy gravy. This would have to be Singapore's signature dish also known Katong Laksa. Other kinds of seafood may be used, or it may be made with chicken or fish. Laksa is a meal in one dish.

Laksa Lemah or Curry Laksa Ingredients:

Laksa Lemah or Curry Laksa - Nonya Noodle Recipes 4 tablespoons peanut oil

Laksa Lemah or Curry Laksa - Nonya Noodle Recipes 2 litres water

Laksa Lemah or Curry Laksa - Nonya Noodle Recipes 2 teaspoons salt

Laksa Lemah or Curry Laksa - Nonya Noodle Recipes 200 gm rice vermicelli

Laksa Lemah or Curry Laksa - Nonya Noodle Recipes 400 ml coconut milk

Laksa Lemah or Curry Laksa - Nonya Noodle Recipes small bunch laksa leaves (polygonum), shredded

Laksa Lemah or Curry Laksa - Nonya Noodle Recipes 8 squares deep-fried bean curd, sliced

Laksa Lemah or Curry Laksa - Nonya Noodle Recipes 1 small seedless cucumber, cut into narrow strips 150 gm

Laksa Lemah or Curry Laksa - Nonya Noodle Recipes fresh beansprouts, trimmed and rinsed

Laksa Lemah or Curry Laksa - Nonya Noodle Recipes 3 hard-boiled eggs, halved

Laksa Lemah or Curry Laksa Spice Paste:

Laksa Lemah or Curry Laksa - Nonya Noodle Recipes 10 purple shallots or 2 medium-sized onions, chopped

Laksa Lemah or Curry Laksa - Nonya Noodle Recipes 5 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed

Laksa Lemah or Curry Laksa - Nonya Noodle Recipes 5 candle (kemiri) nuts, roughly chopped

Laksa Lemah or Curry Laksa - Nonya Noodle Recipes 2 stems fresh lemongrass, finely sliced

Laksa Lemah or Curry Laksa - Nonya Noodle Recipes 3 tablespoons dried shrimp, soaked until softened

Laksa Lemah or Curry Laksa - Nonya Noodle Recipes 1 teaspoon dried shrimp paste (blacan)

Laksa Lemah or Curry Laksa - Nonya Noodle Recipes 2 tablespoons chopped galangal, fresh or in brine

Laksa Lemah or Curry Laksa - Nonya Noodle Recipes 2 teaspoons ground coriander

Laksa Lemah or Curry Laksa - Nonya Noodle Recipes 1 teaspoon ground turmeric

Laksa Lemah or Curry Laksa - Nonya Noodle Recipes 1 teaspoon chilli powder

Laksa Lemah or Curry Laksa Method Step by Step:

1. Shell the prawns, leaving the tail on. Heat 1 tablespoon oil and stir-fry the shells and heads of the prawns until they turn red. Add the water and salt and bring to the boil. Cover and simmer for 20 minutes. Strain the stock and discard the heads and shells.

2. To make the Spice Paste, put all the ingredients into a blender and process until pureed, adding a little oil if necessary to facilitate blending.

3. Heat the remaining oil in a wok and fry the blended mixture over a low heat until fragrant, stirring constantly to make sure it does not scorch. When the oil separates from the mass and shines on the surface of the paste, add the strained stock. Bring to the boil and simmer for 20 minutes.

4. In another pan, cook the rice vermicelli for 2 minutes or until tender but do not overcook. Drain in a colander, run cool water through to stop them becoming too soft, and drain again.

5. Just before serving bring the soup to the simmering point and stir in the coconut milk. Add the prawns and cook only until they become opaque. Lift out on a slotted spoon and set aside. Drop the rice noodles into the soup to heat through, then ladle into large bowls.

6. Garnish each bowl with some of the shredded laksa leaves, fried bean curd and cucumber. Arrange the prawns on top, then a small handful of beansprouts and a halved hard-boiled egg. For those who like their laksa really hot, offer a small bowl of sambal oelek or crushed fresh chillies.

NOTE: Dried galangal slices are not suitable for using in the spice paste?they could do irreparable damage to your blender. Fresh or brined galangal are readily available in Asian shops.

For those who do not have time to prepare the spice paste from scratch, you can use Reuben Solomon's Singapore Laksa Paste. Dissolve half a jar (about 130 gm) in 1.25 litres (2½ pints/5 cups) hot water or stock. Cook 100 gm rice vermicelli in the soup and add prawns or thinly sliced chicken fillets, beansprouts, coconut milk and your favourite accompaniments. The quantities serve 3, and the rest of the paste will keep in the refrigerator for weeks.



Laksa Lemah or Curry Laksa - Nonya Noodle Recipes was created to share with friends, relatives and those who interested in nonya cooking receipes.
          Laksa Lemah or Curry Laksa - Nonya Noodle Recipes was created to share with friends, relatives and those who interested in nonya cooking receipes.
Laksa Lemah or Curry Laksa - Nonya Noodle Recipes was created to share with friends, relatives and those who interested in nonya cooking receipes.