Malaysian Shrimp And Chicken Laksa

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  • 2 cup Rice Noodles
  • 2 stalk Fresh Lemongrass - chopped (white soft part only)
  • 10 Macadamia Nuts
  • 4 Cayenne Pepper - dried
  • 1 tablespoon Dried Shrimp
  • 1 tablespoon Belacan
  • 2 teaspoon Ground Coriander
  • 1 inch Ground Turmeric - fresh,grated
  • 1 inch Fresh Ginger - grated
  • 1 inch Galangal (Siamese Ginger) - fresh and grated
  • 4 Kaffir Lime Leaves
  • 0.5 bunch Fresh Cilantro
  • 12 Jumbo Shrimp - unpeeled,raw
  • 4 tablespoon Coconut Oil
  • 5.25 cup Bone Broth
  • 1 cup Coconut Milk
  • 2 Chicken Thigh
  • 2 Lime
  • 0.13 teaspoon Sea Salt
  • Place the rice noodles in a big bowl and cover with lukewarm water. Set aside.
  • Make the Laksa Paste… place the lemon grass, macadamia nuts, dried shrimp, belacan, coriander, turmeric, ginger, galangal, kaffir lime leaves and ½ of the cilantro bunch (leaves and stems) in a food processor and blend until smooth. If the paste is too thick, add 1 tablespoon of water at a time until it blends thoroughly.
  • Make the Malaysian Shrimp… peel and devein the shrimp, leaving the tails intact. Keep the shells, heads, and legs. Refrigerate the shrimp until you are ready to cook them.
  • Heat a large wok over high heat. Add the coconut oil, then add the shrimp shells. Stir-fry for a few minutes until the shells are a deep pink color and aromatic. With a slotted spoon, remove the shells and discard. Pour the laksa paste into the wok.
  • Stir-fry for 2–3 minutes, stirring continuously so the paste doesn’t stick and burn. This will release the beautiful aromas of the spices. If the paste is getting too dry, add more coconut oil.
  • Pour in the bone broth, coconut milk, and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium. Add in the chicken pieces and cook for 3-4 minutes or until cooked through. Add the shrimp and cook for a further 1–2 minutes. Squeeze in the juice of 1 lime. Taste and season accordingly.
  • Drain the rice noodles from the water and add these to the laksa. Stir to mix thoroughly. Once the noodles are al dente, divide the soup between four large bowls. Serve sprinkled with fresh cilantro and lime wedges on the side.
The dried shrimp, belacan, and galangal can be found in Asian supermarkets. Choose a brand that does not have water in it.
If your lemon grass is really woody, you can peel away the outer layers and then soak the stock in cold water for 15 minutes. This will soften it up.
We recommend Native Forest brand canned coconut milk, without thickeners or sweeteners.


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