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Thai Chicken Laksa Soup

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Ingredients for chicken:
125 g chicken fillets marinated for at least two hours, or overnight in the following:

1 tsp of chilli paste or powder
1 tsp of garlic crushed
1 tsp of fresh ginger, grated or 1 tsp of galangal, grated
1 tsp of coriander powder
1 tsp of tamarind paste

Soup Stock ingredients:
500ml of good Chinese style chicken Stock
One small can of thick coconut milk or cream

Stir-fry ingredients:
1 pack of stir-fry oriental or Thai style vegetables.
1 tbs of sunflower oil
2 cloves of garlic crushed
3 shallots, thinly sliced
1 inch (2cm) of ginger or galangal grated.
1 head of Bak choi
1 red chilli thinly sliced
1 tsp of Chinese five-spice powder
1 kaffir lime leaf, rolled and sliced thinly
1 lime zested
1 large bunch of Coriander chopped (use stalks and leaves)
Salt and pepper

  • Drain the fillets and griddle on a ridged pan for two minutes per side. Cut into fine strips and set aside.
  • Bring the stock to the boil.
  • Stir fry all the ingredients in batches, add the stock and coconut to the wok.
  • Lastly add the chicken pieces, simmer to warm through.

Egg noodles or Pad Thai noodles may be added to make this a main course dish.

Serves 4

Denise - TheFoodWeb Chef