10 minute recipe for authentic Spicy Prawn Laksa with coconut & chilli

Published Sunday, Apr 20 2014, 19:00 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
If you're a bit nervous about recreating your fave take-outs at home, look no further. This recipe for spicy prawn laksa - a delicious Thai-influenced Oriental soup with filling noodles - couldn't be simpler, so why not have a go?

Bursting with the flavours of coconut and chilii, as well as a good dosage of juicy prawns, this is great satisfying lunch or light supper. Doesn't it look amazing?

Spicy prawn laksa

© Very Lazy


  • 1 teaspoon Very Lazy Ginger
  • 1 teaspoon garlic paste
  • 1 teaspoon red chillies
  • 1/2 lemongrass stalk
  • Splash of oil, for frying
  • 20 raw prawns, shelled
  • 400ml coconut milk
  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce
  • Juice 1 lime
  • 100g beansprouts, washed


1 Roughly chop the ginger and mix with the garlic paste, chilies and lemongrass paste.

2 Heat a splash of oil in a large pan or wok and fry the prawns and spice paste for two minutes.

3 Add the coconut milk, fish sauce, lime juice and beansprouts. Gently simmer for five minutes.

4 Serve the laksa, spooned over rice or noodles and garnished with strips of cucumber, fresh coriander and chopped salted nuts.

Prep Time

5 minutes

Cook Time

10 minutes

Nutrition Information

Serves 4

More Thai recipes to try:
Ken Hom's Thai Green Curry
Tiger Prawn & Ginger Tawa Masala Curry
Thai Style Prawn & Peanut Noodles
Make Your Own Thai Chicken Skewers