Prawn laksa (spicy noodle soup)

  • serves 2
  • Easy

This quick meal for two hails from Malaysia and takes just 20 minutes to prepare. Warming prawn noodle broth with spicy Laksa paste is topped with cucumber and coriander.



  • medium rice noodles 50g, we like Blue Dragon
  • laksa paste 2-3 tbsp
  • half-fat coconut milk 400ml tin
  • chicken stock 500ml
  • cooked large prawns 150g, from a sustainable source
  • beansprouts a handful
  • cucumber ¼, seeds removed and cut into strips
  • coriander a small bunch


  • Step 1

    Put the noodles in a bowl, pour over boiling water and leave to soften, about 5-7 minutes.

  • Step 2

    Heat a pan, add the laksa paste and a splash of coconut milk. Fry for 3-4 minutes, add the coconut milk and stock, stir, and simmer for 2 minutes.

    Add the prawns and heat through. Stir in the beansprouts. Put the noodles in two bowls, ladle soup over, and top with cucumber and coriander.

Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 372
  • Carbs 13.4g
  • Protein 26.3g
  • Fat 24.8g
  • Salt 3.26g
  • Saturates 18.3g
  • Fibre 1g