As the weather turns colder you might fancy something warm and spicy to cheer you up on those long dark evenings. This chicken and prawn laksa curry – a dish rich with hints of spicy and sweet flavours, all of which perfectly complement the chicken and prawns – is a winner at the dinner table.

  • 15 mins
  • 2
  • Medium

Ingredients

  • 1 large chicken breast
  • 170g raw king prawns
  • 100g laksa paste (such as Dollee Brand)
  • 200ml Mai Siam Coconut Milk
  • 75g Mai Siam Rice Noodles (dry weight)
  • 120g beansprouts
  • 8 pieces fried tofu puffs (approximately 100g)
  • Thinly sliced red chillies, fresh chopped herbs and a lime wedge to garnish

Method

  1. Bring 300ml water to the boil and cook the whole chicken breast for approximately 6 minutes or until it is cooked. If raw prawns are used, cook in the same stock for 2 minutes.
  2. Remove the chicken and prawns from the water but keep the stock. When the chicken breast has cooled slightly, finely slice.
  3. Soak the rice noodles in boiling water according to the instructions on the packet and add the beansprouts for 1-2 minutes at the end of the noodles cooking time to lightly blanch. Drain and rinse with cold water, then reserve until ready to serve.
  4. Add the laksa paste to the reserved stock and simmer for 5 minutes. Add the coconut milk to the stock and simmer gently for a further 2 minutes. Add the chicken, prawns and tofu puffs to the curry for 2-3 minutes to heat through
  5. To serve, divide the noodles and beansprouts between two bowls and top with the laksa curry mix. Garnish with the thinly sliced fresh red chilli, fresh herbs and a lime wedge.

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