Dish up a warming bowl of this easy noodle soup for a sunny taste of Malaysia. Ready in under 30 minutes, the creamy coconut base balances the heat from chilli, ginger and red Thai curry paste, whilst king prawns, bamboo shoots and courgette ribbons add texture and plenty of fresh flavour.
- Blitz the ginger, lime zest, coriander stalks, turmeric and half the chillies to a smooth paste with 1 tsp water. Heat the oil in a wok or wide saucepan over a medium heat. Add the spice paste, stir constantly for 1 min, then add the Thai red curry paste and fry for another minute. Pour in the coconut milk and stock, bring to the boil, then simmer for 10 mins.
- Meanwhile, put the noodles in a large heatproof bowl, cover with boiling water and leave to soak for 5-6 mins until softened. Drain, rinse briefly in cold water and drain again.
- Add the bamboo shoots and prawns to the pan and cook for another 3 mins, stirring regularly, or until the prawns are cooked through.
- Take the pan off the heat and stir in the courgette ribbons, lime juice, fish sauce and most of the coriander. Divide the noodles between 4 bowls, then pour over the laksa and courgette ribbons. Scatter with remaining chilli, coriander leaves and basil to serve.
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