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Shrimp Laksa
with rice noodles / zucchini

Active: 30 min Total: 30 min
Curry soups like shrimp laksa are great for cool weather - they pack a bit of heat and are extra satisfying with the addition of creamy coconut milk. Use a homemade curry base made with aromatics to create a flavorful foundation for the soup.
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Ingredients

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Servings:
4
Shrimp Laksa:
  • Shrimp - 16 oz , peeled and deveined
  • Shallots - 2 cloves , diced
  • Jalapenos - 1 , diced
  • Lemongrass - 2 stalks , diced (sub lemongrass paste 1 tsp / stalk)
  • Ginger - 1 tsp , grated
  • Curry paste, any color - 2 tsp
  • Coriander, ground - 1 tsp
  • Turmeric, ground (opt) - 1/2 tsp
  • Salt - 1/2 tsp
  • Oil, cooking - 2 Tbsp
  • Fish sauce - 2 tsp
  • Zucchini - 1 lb , cubed
  • Noodles, rice - 6 oz
  • Coconut milk, light - 3/4 cup
  • Water - 3 cups
  • Brown sugar - 1 tsp
  • Cilantro - 4 sprigs , chopped
  • Lime juice - 4 tsp

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Prep

  1. Shrimp - Defrost shrimp.
  2. Shallots / Jalapenos / Lemongrass / Ginger - Prep as directed and combine. (Can be done up to 4 days ahead)
  3. Make curry base - Combine shallots, jalapenos, lemongrass, ginger, curry paste, coriander, turmeric, salt, oil, and fish sauce. (Can be done up to 4 days ahead)
  4. Zucchini - Cube zucchini. (Can be done up to 3 days ahead)
  5. Cook noodles - Boil noodles according to package directions. (Can be done 1 day ahead)

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Make

  1. Heat a Dutch oven or stock pot over medium heat. Add curry base and saute until fragrant, ~3 minutes.
  2. Add zucchini and saute for a minute to coat zucchini in spices.
  3. Add coconut milk, water, and brown sugar and bring to a simmer. Simmer for 10 minutes to let the flavors develop.
  4. While soup simmers, chop cilantro.
  5. Add shrimp to soup and simmer until shrimp is opaque and cooked through, 3 to 5 minutes. Taste soup and season with some salt.
  6. Divide noodles between serving bowls. Ladle hot soup over noodles. Finish bowls with a squeeze of lime juice and cilantro. Enjoy!

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