Lobster Laksa – A Recipe with a Malaysian Twist

Anna here with a delicious looking Lobster recipe inspired by Malaysia. Many thanks to Malaysia Kitchen of the World for sponsored this post.

Malaysia Kitchen for the World is a national initiative of the Malaysian government that aims to educate and inform you of the Malaysian cuisine and restaurants worldwide. The Malaysia Kitchen Program wants to brand Malaysia as a multicultural and vibrant country through it’s cuisine.

Malaysian cuisine is a lovely blend of Malay, Indian, & Chinese food traditions. Malaysian cuisine has Indonesian, Portuguese, Thai, & Middle Eastern influences.

Malaysia Kitchen of the World has lots of multicultural recipes located at their website: Malaysia Kitchen. Two of the delicious looking recipes are Coconut Milk and Seafood Soup & Curry Mussels.

Rice & noodles are a large part of many of the dishes. They are easy to work into many recipes, such as Chef Dal Talde’s Lobster Laksa. Malaysian laksa is a rich noodle dish.

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Lobster Laksa
Cuisine: Malaysian
 

Ingredients
  • 2 lb. lobster bodies, roasted
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 small onion
  • 2 Thai chilis
  • 1 tomato
  • 2 stalks lemongrass, bruised
  • 2 Kaffir lime leaves
  • 2 oz. vegetable oil
  • 3 cups coconut milk
  • 2 tbsp fish sauce
  • 1 tbsp belachan

Instructions
  1. Roast lobster bodies in 500 degree oven for 20 minutes or until deep red in color.
  2. Remove from oven and paddle in Hobart until shells are crushed.
  3. In a food processor purée belachan, garlic, onions, chilies, galangal, and tomatoes.
  4. In a large stock pot add oil and sauté puréed mixture, until golden brown and aromatic.
  5. Then add lobster bodies and cover with water.
  6. Add bruised lemongrass and Kaffir lime leaves.
  7. Simmer for 45 minutes.
  8. Finish with coconut milk and fish sauce. Strain and cool.
  9. Assemble the Plate:
  10. Fresh frozen rice noodles
  11. Bean Sprouts
  12. Basil
  13. Cilantro
  14. Corn
  15. Fingerling Potatoes, steamed, cut into rondells
  16. Lobster Meat
  17. Fish Sauce
  18. Lime Juice
  19. Coconut Milk

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