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Method

  1. Place the fish on a microwave-safe pan and steam in microwave oven. Press STEAM & MICRO POWER and turn the dial to set cooking time to approximately 7 minutes (cooking time depends on the size of the fish). Press START/SET to cook. Once done, allow to cool. Flake fish and set aside.
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  2. Place the spice blend ingredients in the mixer grinder and pulse to a coarse mixture.
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  3. Bring a pot of water to a boil and add all the ingredients except the mackerel, rice noodles and garnish. Cook for 30 minutes, season with salt and sugar to taste, then strain soup.
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  4. Add noodles and flaked mackerel to individual serving bowls, then add red chillies and top off with soup. Add garnish as desired and serve.
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Tips: For an authentic Penang laksa you want a tangy, sour soup – not a sweet one. You can also substitute mackerel with fresh tuna.

 
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Ingredients

  • 600g  Mackerel, steamed and flaked
  • 2L Water

 

Spice Blend Ingredients

  • 100g Shallots
  • 30g Turmeric, fresh
  • 75g Galangal
  • 2 Lemongrass
  • 1 Ginger Torch Flower
  • 80g Chili Paste
  • 50g Fermented Dried Shrimp Paste (Belacan)
  • 5 sprig Laksa Leaves
  • To taste Tamarind Paste, 60g mixed with 100ml water and strained
  • To taste Salt & Sugar
  • 1kg Rice Noodles, blanched

 

Garnish Ingredients

  • As desired Red Chilli, finely sliced
  • As desired Pineapple, cut into chunks
  • As desired Onions, finely sliced
  • As desired Mint Leaves
  • As desired Ginger Torch Flower, finely sliced