How yummy is laksa? Macadamias make this paste sing.
Course Light Meal
Preference Dairy Free
Perfect for Midweek Meal
Skill level Easy
6dried long red chilliesstalks removed
1/2tspground turmeric2x 4cm pieces fresh turmeric
3golden shallotspeeled, chopped roughly
2lemongrass stalkswhite part only, chopped
4cmpiece galangalpeeled, chopped
3cmpiece gingerpeeled, chopped
Preheat oven to 180°C. Wrap shrimp paste loosely in a piece of aluminium foil, place on a small baking tray and oven-roast for 10-12 minutes, until fragrant. Remove from oven, unwrap and set aside.
Place chillies in a bowl and cover with boiling water. Soak for 15 minutes. Drain and place in a food processor with shrimp paste and remaining ingredients and process to a fine paste, adding a little water (1 tablespoon at a time) if paste is too thick.
The paste can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.