Quick snake bean and prawn laksa

Quick snake bean and prawn laksa
Quick snake bean and prawn laksa Photo: Marco Del Grande

A fiery, creamy dish.


1 tbsp vegetable oil

3-4 tbsp laksa paste

350ml chicken stock

24 large green (raw) prawns, peeled and de-veined with tails intact

½ bunch snake beans, cut into 5-6cm lengths

400ml coconut milk

500g fresh rice noodles

1 1/2 cups beansprouts

1/2 cup coriander leaves

1/2 cup mint leaves, torn

1 lime, cut into wedges


Heat vegetable oil in a wok over low heat, add laksa paste and stir for about two minutes until aromatic.

Add stock and bring to the boil then reduce heat and simmer for two to three minutes.

Add prawns and snake beans and simmer until prawns just change colour. Add coconut milk and stir for one to two minutes.

Place noodles in a large bowl and cover with boiling water, stir with chopsticks to separate, then drain.

Divide noodles between four deep bowls and spoon laksa over noodles. Top with bean sprouts, coriander and mint. Serve with a wedge of lime.