Curry Laksa with Seafood – Fish and Hunt Australia

Curry Laksa with Seafood – Fish and Hunt Australia


Hi, I’m Jackie M and I’m a Malaysian restauranteur
and street food specialist. And I’m going to show you today how you can use some of
the seafood that you might catch out fishing in a beautiful laksa. Laksa tends to be a little bit complicated
to make because there are lot of ingredients that go into it but I’ve got a little cheat
for you and I’m going to be using Dollee Curry Laksa paste today. So, have a look for this
at major Asian grocery stores. You should be able to find it. I’ve just got some water boiling over here
and I’m just going to toss this whole packet of laksa paste in it. Okay, so I’ve got the laksa paste in, I’m
just going to throw in some coconut milk. I like my coconut milk so I’m putting the
whole can in. Now, I’m using Aroy-D because it’s got really, really nice natural coconut
flavor. You can pick this up at Asian grocery stores as well. They got me some of these
lovely fish, flathead and some prawns. I’m going to throw these into my laksa soup. And then you’re just going to let this simmer
for a couple of minutes. It won’t take long because the flathead fillets are quite thin
and the prawns won’t take long to cook at all, so just give it a couple of minutes. Now, in the meantime, what I’ve done earlier
I’ve got some of these noodles. You can get any type of noodles but these are actually
rice sticks, okay. And again, it’s an Aroy-D brand and you can pick this up at most Asian
grocery stores as well. Now, all you need to do with this is soak the packet in some
warm water. Heat up some water in a saucepan and then just toss them in and boil them in
for about 5 minutes and this is what you’ll get. I’ve got here some cucumber, just cut into
sticks like these, and some herbs. I’ve got some coriander and some spring onion and some
chillies. You can use any kind of vegetables you like. Laksa is one of those things that
are really, really versatile so whatever you can find in your fridge or at your local grocery
store, go for your like. Okay, the flavours are really, really coming through now and
it smells fantastic. Now, it’s just a matter of waiting for this
to be ready. I’m just going to turn this up a little bit. If you don’t know much about Malaysian cooking,
Malaysia is essentially famous for its food and the reason for that partly, I believe,
is because really, I like to describe it as the original fusion cuisine because it brings
in all the best elements of the different cooking styles and ingredients of the different
ethnic groups in Malaysia –the Malays, the Chinese, the Indians, the Eurasians, you name
it. So, what you get are like Chinese-influenced ingredients like noodles and Malay-influenced
ingredients like the spices and that sort of stuff, and also Indian spices and all that
good stuff as well. So, what you end up is something like a laksa, really combines all
these different elements so it’s fabulous. And if you’ve got tofu puffs, you can throw
those in as well, usually… or you can throw in a… boil some egg separately and throw
in half a boiled egg and that would be just really, really lovely. Okay, I’m just going to dish this up. So there you go, doesn’t this look fantastic.
This has taken me all the 5 minutes of that. And that’s my laksa. Now, I’m just going to
jazz this up a little bit more ‘coz I like my fried shallots. And again this is fried
shallots from Malaysia that you can pick up at your local Asian grocery store. Just toss
a bit over the top. And another Dollee ingredient I’m really a big fan of is this one here called
the Crispy Prawn Chilli, okay. It’s very, very versatile. You can use it in stir-fries
and that sort of stuff. Now, you can use this as a condiment. I’m just going to spoon some over the top
of my laksa and there you go. And I’m just going to throw in a bit more greens over here.
Now, if you like this recipe you can actually go to my website. It’s jackiem.com.au/fish
and I’ve got a special page there for you where you can subscribe to be able to download
this recipe and a whole bunch of other recipes and I will show you where you can buy all
these lovely ingredients, specific locations where you can find them in Australia. And
the other thing I’m going to send you through as well is all my Asian cooking secrets and
techniques that are learned over 20 years of running an Asian food business –the sort
of information I wish I had when I was doing my own research and teaching myself how to
cook beautiful Asian and Malaysian food. The other thing you can do is just send a
text message to 0437 333 075. Just send the word JackieM, one word, J-A-C-K-I-E-M, and
I’ll subscribe you to my mailing list and send you all these fabulous information as
well and show you how you can learn to cook like a Malaysian restauranteur, okay… So that’s my laksa here looking really pretty
fabulous and I’m just going to try some of this… Hmm, this is fantastic and I’m really hungry.
Now, I’m gonna go away and eat this now.

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