Spicy prawn laska PICTURE: Supplied
Spicy prawn laska​ (Serves 4) 


1 tsp ginger  (or 1 small thumb, chopped)
1 tsp garlic (or 1 clove, chopped)
1 tsp red chilli  (or 1 red chilli, chopped)
1 tsp lemongrass (or 1 stick, chopped)
Splash of oil, for frying
20 raw prawns, shelled 
400ml coconut milk
2 tbsp fish sauce
Juice 1 lime
100g beansprouts


Mix together the garlic, ginger, chillies and lemongrass.
Heat a splash of oil in a large pan or wok and fry the prawns and spice paste for 2 mins. 
Add the coconut milk, fish sauce, lime juice and beansprouts, and gently simmer for 5 mins.
Serve the laksa, spooned over rice or noodles garnished with strips of cucumber, fresh coriander and chopped salted peanuts.

The Independent