First course

Penang Laksa Curry


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Penang Laksa Curry
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Penang Laksa Curry is a luscious Malaysian dish to discover: this spicy curry-flavored recipe is a must-try at least once in your life!

For the paste
For the broth
To garnish
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  • Recipe category First course
  • Recipe yield 4

How to make a tasty Penag laksa curry

For the paste

  • Whisk together all the ingredients for the laksa paste in a small bowl until the sugar has dissolved.

For the broth

  • Heat the oil in a large casserole dish set over a moderate heat until hot.
  • Add the lemongrass stalk and saute for 2 minutes, stirring until fragrant.
  • Stir in the prepared sauce and cook for 2-3 minutes until slightly darkened in appearance.
  • Whisk in the stock and coconut milk, and bring to a rapid simmer.
  • Once simmering, reduce to a low heat and cook for 10 minutes.
  • Add the noodles and continue to cook for 5 minutes, stirring from time to time.
  • Add the fish and gently press down into the broth.
  • Cover with a lid and cook for 6-7 minutes until cooked through.
  • Season the broth with fish sauce, soy sauce, and rice wine vinegar to taste.

To garnish

  • Ladle the penag laksa curry into bowls.
  • Scatter with sliced lemongrass and mint leaves, and top with cucumber batons.
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