Curry laksa is one of my family’s top favourites. There are lots of Malaysian curry laksa. I must say every state and every race in Malaysia has its own version of laksa. To make laksa from scratch is very time consuming as there are all the spices and herbs to pound. Packet laksa mix or fresh laksa paste are easily available these days which brings back the joy and fun of home cooked laksa. While fresh laksa paste is usually not available overseas, as far as I know, I’m just very thankful that I can get packet laksa paste here.
The Malaysian laksa paste that I like is this particular brand, Tean’s Gourmet. I use this brand for the Malaysian Prawn Soup Noodles and also for the Fast And Easy Malaysian Chicken Curry. This brand so far has not failed me.
The usual way to serve laksa is to have it with rice or wheat noodles. But the other day I cooked it with fish and vegetables to go with rice. After trying out the river cobbler, a tender white fish, which I used to cook Fish Fritters With Cucumber, I thought this fish would be very good with laksa. Indeed it was. The beautiful laksa spices took away the fishy smell.
With this laksa paste, cooking any laksa dish is very simple and easy. If you like spicy food, you will like this one. I only used half a packet here. I think it’s not spicy enough for my family. But use the right amount according to your preference.
500g fish (river cobbler)
some baby tomatoes
100g baby corn
1/2 piece soft tofu
1/2 packet curry laksa paste (more if you like)
1C coconut milk
Cut the fish into bite size pieces and pan fry it. Dish it up on to a plate. I use river cobbler here but you can use any other type of fish.
Ingredients B (seasoning)
1/2t sea salt
1t chicken stock granules
Put 1 cup of water to boil. Add half a packet of the curry laksa paste and 1 cup of coconut milk and let it come to boil. Once it boils, add the okra, tomato and seasoning. Let it boil for a while until the okra is cooked. Then add the fish. let it come to a boil and then turn off the fire. Adjust the seasoning according to your taste. Serve hot with rice, noodles or pasta or even with bread. We like it with rice.
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