Asam Laksa

Asam Laksan is a dairy free and pescatarian beverage. This recipe makes 4 servings with 910 calories, 102g of protein, and 35g of fat each. For $7.8 per serving, this recipe covers 56% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. This recipe from Roti 'n' Rice has 229 fans. A mixture of lemongrass, lime, shallots, and a handful of other ingredients are all it takes to make this recipe so yummy. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes roughly 1 hour and 30 minutes. All things considered, we decided this recipe deserves a spoonacular score of 98%. This score is great. Users who liked this recipe also liked Penang Asam Laksa, Siamese Laksa (Laksa Lemak), and Tamarind Shrimps (Asam Ko Prawns).

Servings: 4

Preparation duration: 45 minutes

Cooking duration: 45 minutes

 

Ingredients:

¾ inch cube belacan (shrimp paste), toasted

1 small cucumber, julienned

7 dried chilies, seeded, soaked in warm water, and drained

2 torch ginger (bunga kantan), thinly sliced, optional

2 stalks lemongrass, bottom third only, thinly sliced

1 lime, cut into wedges

3 (20 oz/567g) chubb or yellowtail mackerel (ikan kembung), gutted and scaled

6 stalks mint leaves, stem removed

½ pineapple, julienned

2 red chilies, seeds removed and thinly sliced

3 red chilies, seeded, and cut into pieces

1 red onion, thinly sliced

2 packets (30 oz/950g) fresh thick rice noodles or 10 oz (283g) dried coarse vermicelli***

2 tsp salt

10 shallots, peeled, and cut into quarters

4 tbsp sweet shrimp paste (hei ko)

2 tbsp sugar

1 inch knob fresh turmeric, peeled

3 slices asam gelugor (dried tamarind skin)

¼ cup (60g) asam jawa (tamarind paste)**

12 to 15 stalks polygonum (daun kesom/Vietnamese coriander or mint)

Equipment:

bowl

pot

sieve

Cooking instruction summary:

Blend spice paste ingredients with cup (60ml) water. Transfer to a bowl.Rinse asam jawa. Place in a bowl with 1 cup (240ml) hot water. Stir to dissolve some of the pulp then strain for the juice. Discard pulp.Bring 8 cups (2 liters) water in a large pot to a boil. Add mackerel, lower heat to medium low and simmer for 15 minutes. Remove fish when cooked. Strain liquid with a metal strainer. You should get about 6 cups (1.5 liters) fish stock.Add tamarind juice, blended spice paste, asam gelugor, and daun kesum into pot with fish stock. Bring to a boil, lower heat, and allow it to simmer while you prepare the fish.When fish is cool enough to handle, remove bones and flake the meat. Break into small pieces but keep some in bigger chunks.Return flaked fish to the pot.Season the soup with sugar and salt.Cook noodles in boiling water for 1 to 2 minutes. Remove and strain.Place some noodles in a bowl. Top with a little julienned cucumber, pineapple, onion, red chili, mint leaves, daun kesum, and torch ginger. Pour gravy over the noodles.Serve immediately with hei ko (shrimp paste) and lime wedges.

 

Step by step:


1. Blend spice paste ingredients with cup (60ml) water.

2. Transfer to a bowl.Rinse asam jawa.

3. Place in a bowl with 1 cup (240ml) hot water. Stir to dissolve some of the pulp then strain for the juice. Discard pulp.Bring 8 cups (2 liters) water in a large pot to a boil.

4. Add mackerel, lower heat to medium low and simmer for 15 minutes.

5. Remove fish when cooked. Strain liquid with a metal strainer. You should get about 6 cups (1.5 liters) fish stock.

6. Add tamarind juice, blended spice paste, asam gelugor, and daun kesum into pot with fish stock. Bring to a boil, lower heat, and allow it to simmer while you prepare the fish.When fish is cool enough to handle, remove bones and flake the meat. Break into small pieces but keep some in bigger chunks.Return flaked fish to the pot.Season the soup with sugar and salt.Cook noodles in boiling water for 1 to 2 minutes.

7. Remove and strain.

8. Place some noodles in a bowl. Top with a little julienned cucumber, pineapple, onion, red chili, mint leaves, daun kesum, and torch ginger.

9. Pour gravy over the noodles.

10. Serve immediately with hei ko (shrimp paste) and lime wedges.


Nutrition Information:

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905k Calories
101g Protein
34g Total Fat
45g Carbs
83% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
905k
45%

Fat
34g
54%

  Saturated Fat
9g
60%

Carbohydrates
45g
15%

  Sugar
27g
30%

Cholesterol
376mg
125%

Sodium
2092mg
91%

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Protein
101g
203%

Vitamin B12
18µg
312%

Vitamin D
38µg
258%

Selenium
156µg
224%

Vitamin C
157mg
191%

Vitamin B3
37mg
185%

Vitamin B2
1mg
114%

Vitamin B6
2mg
106%

Manganese
1mg
95%

Potassium
2445mg
70%

Phosphorus
633mg
63%

Iron
8mg
49%

Vitamin B1
0.68mg
45%

Magnesium
175mg
44%

Copper
0.73mg
37%

Vitamin E
4mg
32%

Zinc
3mg
25%

Fiber
6g
24%

Vitamin A
1200IU
24%

Calcium
233mg
23%

Folate
83µg
21%

Vitamin B5
2mg
21%

Vitamin K
13µg
13%

covered percent of daily need
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