Thermomix Fragrant Prawn and Coconut Laksa

by Tenina Holder
posted 26 Jun, 2019 (last updated 08 Oct, 2019)
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Laksa is a dish native to Southeast Asia, one that's main characteristics are noodles, spicy coconut broth and white meat. For this Thermomix recipe, we chose to make a Fragrant Prawn and Coconut Laksa. Some of the ingredients will take a little bit of advanced notice, as you may not have curry leaves or galangal to hand, but it's worth it for the result. Think of an addictively bright and spicy bowl of noodles, with richness and depth that makes your nose water as you slurp up its broth and try to avoid dribbles on your shirt.



  • Onion icon
    2 (9.88oz/280g)
    peeled, halved
  • Garlic clove icon
    Garlic clove
  • Fresh chili icon
    Fresh chili
    1 (0.71oz/20g)
  • Galangal icon
    2 tsp (0.13oz/4g)
  • Ginger purée icon
    Ginger purée
    2 tsp (0.38oz/11g)
  • Fresh turmeric icon
    Fresh turmeric
    2 tsp (0.13oz/4g)
  • Shrimp paste icon
    Shrimp paste
    1.41oz/40g (about 2⅛ tbsp)
  • Tamarind paste icon
    Tamarind paste
    1.41oz/40g (about 2½ tbsp)
  • Extra virgin olive oil icon
    Extra virgin olive oil
    0.74fl oz/20g (1½ tbsp)
  • Water icon
    16.91fl oz/500g (2⅛ cups)
  • Chicken stock icon
    Chicken stock
    2 tbsp (1.00fl oz/30g)
  • Coconut cream icon
    Coconut cream
    18.34oz/520g (18.34oz/520g)
  • Curry leaves icon
    Curry leaves
  • Coconut sugar icon
    Coconut sugar
    1.41oz/40g (about 3⅛ tbsp)
  • Prawns icon
    17.64oz/500g (about 2⅛ cups)
  • Sea salt icon
    Sea salt
    as needed


  1. Add garlic clove, fresh chili, galangal, ginger purée, fresh turmeric, shrimp paste, tamarind paste, onion and extra virgin olive oil to the TM5 bowl
  2. Fit TM5 bowl to TM5
  3. Blend - approx 5 sec, speed 5
  4. Scrape down sides of TM5 bowl
  5. Blend - approx 5 sec, speed 5
  6. Sauté - approx 8 min, varoma, speed 2
  7. Then add water, chicken stock, coconut cream, curry leaves and coconut sugar to the TM5 bowl
  8. Cook - approx 10 min, 100°C, speed 1
  9. Then add prawns to the TM5 bowl
  10. Cook - approx 5 min, 100°C, speed 1
  11. Then season with sea salt to taste
  12. Serve

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