How to Make Laksa sauce

How to Make Laksa sauce - Снимок экрана 2023 07 05 в 17.52.07
  • 100 grams chili paste
  • 50 grams shallots, finely chopped
  • 30 grams garlic, minced
  • 20 grams lemongrass, finely chopped
  • 20 grams galangal or ginger, grated
  • 1 tablespoon shrimp paste (belacan)
  • 1 tablespoon ground coriander
  • 1 tablespoon ground turmeric
  • 400 milliliters coconut milk
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • Salt to taste
Per serving
Calories: 200 kcal
Proteins: 4 g
Fats: 15 g
Carbohydrates: 20 g
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  • Heat the vegetable oil in a pan or wok over medium heat.
  • Add the shallots, garlic, lemongrass, and galangal (or ginger) to the pan. Stir-fry for 2-3 minutes until the shallots become translucent and fragrant.
  • Add the chili paste, shrimp paste, ground coriander, and ground turmeric to the pan. Stir-fry for another 2-3 minutes until the spices are well combined and aromatic.
  • Pour in the coconut milk and stir to incorporate the spices into the sauce. Bring the sauce to a simmer and let it cook for about 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Taste the sauce and add salt as needed to adjust the seasoning.
  • Once the sauce has thickened slightly and the flavors have melded together, remove it from the heat and let it cool before using or storing.

Laksa sauce is typically served with laksa noodles, which are rice noodles, along with various toppings such as tofu puffs, bean sprouts, sliced chicken, shrimp, or fish cake. It is commonly used in traditional Malaysian laksa dishes, which are rich and spicy noodle soups.

Laksa sauce is a vibrant and flavorful sauce originating from Malaysia. It is known for its spicy and aromatic profile, thanks to the combination of chili paste, shallots, garlic, lemongrass, and other fragrant ingredients. When combined with coconut milk, it creates a rich and creamy base that adds depth and complexity to dishes like laksa noodles.

Facts about the sauce:

  1. Laksa sauce is a popular condiment in Southeast Asian cuisine, particularly in Malaysia, Singapore, and Indonesia.
  2. There are various regional variations of laksa sauce, each with its unique blend of ingredients and spice levels.
  3. The spice level of laksa sauce can be adjusted according to personal preference, ranging from mild to fiery hot.
  4. Besides laksa noodles, laksa sauce can also be used as a marinade or a dipping sauce for grilled meats and seafood.
  5. Laksa is often considered a comfort food and a staple dish in Malaysian and Singaporean cuisine, enjoyed by locals and tourists alike.
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