Penang Assam Laksa

Mains
Noodles
Seafood

Easy Level:

Cook Time:

Servings:

4 pax

One of Malaysia’s must-try foods, this popular Penang Assam Laksa recipe is yours to keep.

Thick rice noodles served in sweet, umami, fiery fish broth garnished with chunks of Mackerel and fresh herbs, this tangy noodle recipe will leave your taste buds tingling.

Prefer something spicier? This coconut-based Nonya Curry Laksa is another type of laksa for you to try: https://youtu.be/R–tJQRVH20

Ingredients

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US / Metric
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g
g
Mackerel
0.00
g
g
Mackerel
0.00
sliced ginger
0.00
sliced ginger
0.00
litres
litres
water
0.00
litres
litres
water
0.00
sardine (canned sardine in tomato sauce)
0.00
sardine (canned sardine in tomato sauce)
0.00
g
g
Tamarind paste + 300ml water (mix well, drain and set aside)
0.00
g
g
Tamarind paste + 300ml water (mix well, drain and set aside)
0.00
bruised lemongrass (only the white part)
0.00
bruised lemongrass (only the white part)
0.00
pcs
pcs
pineapple slices
0.00
pcs
pcs
pineapple slices
0.00
g
g
laksa leaves
0.00
g
g
laksa leaves
0.00
g
g
laksa noodles
0.00
g
g
laksa noodles
0.00
cucumber (sliced thinly)
0.00
cucumber (sliced thinly)
0.00
mint leaf
0.00
mint leaf
0.00
red onion (sliced thinly)
0.00
red onion (sliced thinly)
0.00
red chili (sliced thinly)
0.00
red chili (sliced thinly)
0.00
ginger torch flower (sliced finely) - Bunga kantan
0.00
ginger torch flower (sliced finely) - Bunga kantan
Prawn paste to personal preference
Prawn paste to personal preference
0.00
pineapple (sliced into bite size)
0.00
pineapple (sliced into bite size)
0.00
Calamansi
0.00
Calamansi

Chili Spice Paste

0.00
pcs
pcs
dried chillies
0.00
pcs
pcs
dried chillies
0.00
pcs
pcs
fresh red chili
0.00
pcs
pcs
fresh red chili
0.00
g
g
shallots
0.00
g
g
shallots
0.00
inch
inch
galangal (toasted)
0.00
inch
inch
galangal (toasted)
0.00
tbsp
tbsp
Belacan (toasted)
0.00
tbsp
tbsp
Belacan (toasted)
0.00
tbsp
tbsp
Tumeric
0.00
tbsp
tbsp
Tumeric
0.00
clove
clove
garlic
0.00
clove
clove
garlic

Steps

1

Blend spice paste ingredients finely and set aside
Blend spice paste ingredients finely and set aside
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2

Steam fish slightly for 5 mins with ginger. Pour away the liquid from steaming and set aside
Steam fish slightly for 5 mins with ginger. Pour away the liquid from steaming and set aside
Mark as completed

3

Prepare a pot of boiling water. Put the fish into boiling water and boil for 10 mins
Prepare a pot of boiling water. Put the fish into boiling water and boil for 10 mins
Mark as completed

4

Bring fish out from the pot and set fish aside to cool
Bring fish out from the pot and set fish aside to cool
Mark as completed

5

Add bruised lemongrass, galangal, and laksa leaves into boiling water
Add bruised lemongrass, galangal, and laksa leaves into boiling water
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6

Add in blended spice paste, and chopped pineapple. Separate the fish meat and bones, and then back into the stockpot. Simmer for one hour
Add in blended spice paste, and chopped pineapple. Separate the fish meat and bones, and then back into the stockpot. Simmer for one hour
Mark as completed

7

Thinly slice onions, slice cucumber, set aside.
Thinly slice onions, slice cucumber, set aside.
Mark as completed

8

Remove seeds and finely chop chili, set aside
Remove seeds and finely chop chili, set aside
Mark as completed

9

Mash canned sardines up and set aside.
Mash canned sardines up and set aside.
Mark as completed

10

Filter & sieve fish stock.
Filter & sieve fish stock.
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11

Mix tamarind with water to form tamarind paste, drain and set aside.
Mix tamarind with water to form tamarind paste, drain and set aside.
Mark as completed

12

Add in mashed sardine, mackerel meat & sieved tamarind paste.
Add in mashed sardine, mackerel meat & sieved tamarind paste.
Mark as completed

13

Season with salt and sugar to taste.
Season with salt and sugar to taste.
Mark as completed

14

Blanch Laksa noodles and add into a bowl.
Blanch Laksa noodles and add into a bowl.
Mark as completed

15

Pour boiling hot soup over noodles and serve with fish meat, cucumber strips, onions, chopped chillies, sliced pineapples, ginger torch flower and calamansi.
Pour boiling hot soup over noodles and serve with fish meat, cucumber strips, onions, chopped chillies, sliced pineapples, ginger torch flower and calamansi.
Mark as completed

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