Thursday, January 28, 2010

Prawn Laksa Stir Fry

Once again I have let our life get in the way of blogging and dare I say cooking. Not only have we been very busy (busier than usual) we have been out quite a few nights recently therefore I haven't had anything to blog about. School holidays are nearly over, Noel has returned to work now and I am about to take on a new position in my work so the next week may also be a little spasmotic with regards to sharing our culinary delights!!

Considering how busy we are at the moment dinner tonight needed to be something quick and easy.

We are both fans of laksa, and often enjoy a nice bowl of Chicken Laksa for lunch on the weekends. Today the weather is quite warm so I was leaning towards a stirfry when I came accross this recipe in a new Weight Watchers cook book I had just purchased.

I have to say it was really nice and another quick meal (on the table in under 30 minutes I must add)that I will, no doubt, cook again.

Prawn Laksa Stir Fry
(recipe adapted from Weight Watchers Cook Easy)

Serves: 4
Points per serve: 6

1 1/2 cups white or brown rice
cooking spray
1 carrot, peeled and finely sliced
2 tablespoons Laksa paste
600 grams peeled green prawns
200 grams snow peas, trimmed
2/3 cup Lite and Creamy Coconut Flavoured Evaporated Milk
2 tablespoons lime juice
2 teaspoons fish sauce
6 green shallots, thinly sliced
100 grams bean sprouts
fresh coriander leaves, to garnish

Cook rice in a large saucepan of boiling slated water until tender and drain.

Spray a large wok or frying pan with cooking spray and heat over high heat. Add carrots and stir fry for 2 - 3 minutes or until softened. Add laksa past and stir fry for 30 seconds or until fragrant. Add prawns and snow peas and stir fry for 2 - 3 minutes or until prawns start to turn pink.

Add milk, lime juice, fish sauce, shallots and sprouts. Stir fry for 1 minute or until heated through. Divide rice amongst four bowls and top with stir fry. Garnish with coriander leaves.

(click here for a printable version of this recipe)


Chef E said...

Oh yum...I have been craving shrimp in soup lately! I am so trying this version!

DailyChef said...

Wow, this looks amazing. I'm a sucker for anything with prawns!

Sophie said...

A savory shrimp dish in half an hour! Impressive. My quick meals are usually lacking in flavor, but this dish looks so flavorful and elegant.