Lizzy’s Prawn Laksa - Physio Direct NZ

Lizzy’s Prawn Laksa

Laksa Paste:

1 Onion (diced)

1 Red Chilli (diced)

1 Inch Fresh Ginger (sliced)

1 Inch Tumeric

1 Tbsp Fresh Lemongrass

1 Tbsp Fish Sauce

1 tsp Shrimp Paste

1 Tbsp Brown Sugar

1 Tbsp Coriander

3 Tbsp Oil

Salt/Pepper to taste


Serve with:

1 tin Coconut Cream

2 cups Vegetable Stock

200g Vermicelli Rice Noodles

1 cup Pumpkin (diced)

6 Fresh Prawns

  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius, roast pumpkin pieces for 20 minutes or until cooked through, and set aside to cool. Prepare vermicelli noodles according to packet instructions, drain and set aside.
  2. Place all ingredients of laksa paste into a blender and blend until smooth.
  3. Sauté paste mix in a pan on high heat and slowly add coconut cream and vegetable stock. Continue to heat for five minutes.
  4. Pan sear prawns on high heat in a separate pan with a small amount of olive oil. Add noodles to soup mix.
  5. Divide soup mix into two bowls and place roasted pumpkin and cooked prawns on top. Garnish with coriander.

Recipe by Lizzy Carson from

Vknow Winebar and Restaurant

Fernhill, Queenstown, NZ

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