How to Make Laksa (Thermomix)

In episode 3 of our weekly webcast, Zona and I reinterpret my Laksa Nyonya recipe for the Thermomix. Here’s a recording of the workshop (made using the webcam from my Yoga 900 that was running simultaneously during the Periscope session) –

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INGREDIENTS:

  • 1/2 cup onion, quartered
  • 6 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 inch galangal
  • 1 inch turmeric
  • 1/2 Tbsp belacan powder
  • 4 Tbsp soaked dried shrimp
  • 2 inch length of lemongrass
  • 1/4 cup chilli paste (from soaked, blended dried chillies, or mild fresh chillies
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp sugar
  • 2 Tbsp chicken stock granules
  • 100 ml vegetable oil

For the soup –

  • 1/2 cup laksa paste
  • 250 ml coconut cream
  • 3 cups water
  • 5 tofu puffs, halved
  • 500 g noodles, blanched
  • 1/2 Lebanese cucumber, cut into thin strips
  • 100 g beansprouts
  • 2 sprigs laksa leaves, aka Vietnamese mint (optional)
  • Poached seafood or chicken slices as desired
  • 1 boiled egg, peeled and halved

METHOD:

  1. Place onion in Thermomix bowl. Puree 5 seconds / Speed 7. Remove and sieve to extract excess liquid (optional).
  2. Combine rest of spice ingredients in bowl. Mill 7 seconds / Speed 10.
  3. Add puréed onion and oil.
  4. Cook for 30 mins / 100°C / Speed 1.5 / measuring cup off.
  5. Add chicken stock granules and sugar and cook a further 3 minutes.
  6. Remove and store in fridge or freezer.

To make laksa soup –

  1. Combine ½ cup laksa paste with ½ cup coconut cream and 3 cups water in Thermomix bowl. Bring to a boil.
  2. Noodles/vegetables and other garnishes (meat/seafood) can be steamed in steamer basket for 8 minutes while soup is being made, or they can be poached separately.
  3. Place noodles etc. in bowl, top with soup and serve.

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