Authentic Coconut and Seafood Laksa Recipe

Seafood Main Dish

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Ingredients (10)

  • 1 kg large green King prawns
  • 8 fresh mussels (to garnish)
  • 200 g laksa paste
  • 400 ml can coconut milk
  • 3 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp brown sugar
  • 200 g rice vermicelli noodles
  • 1 tbs peanut oil
  • 200 g fresh bean sprouts
  • cup chopped fresh mint


  1. To make 4 servings out of this seafood laksa recipe, begin by peeling and deveining prawns. Remove the heads but leave tails intact.
  2. Soak vermicelli in a large bowl of boiling water until cooked (approx. 8 minutes). Drain and rinse with cold water. Divide between 4 bowls.
  3. Heat oil in a wok over medium-high heat. Add the laksa paste and cook for 1 minute. Add sugar, salt, coriander and stock and bring to the boil. Add coconut milk and bring to a simmer for 5 minutes. Add prawns and cook for approx. 2 minutes, until they are pink.
  4. Pour/ladle laksa over noodles. Garnish with mussels, fresh bean sprouts and mint. Serve and enjoy immediately while hot.