Fish and Broccoli Laksa

Hello Dear Reader,

I have always been fortunate to have access to freshly caught fish, my Dad was a wonderful fisherman, fishing at Double Island Point, Rainbow Beach and Tin Can Bay for Taylor, Bream, Flathead and Whiting. Then I met and married lovely hubby who loves fishing and most times, comes home with a good catch of beautiful fresh fish. He will target certain fish that are plentiful and good to eat, reef fish like Parrot, Pearl Perch, Snapper and Pelagic fish like Yellow Tail King, Amber Jack and Yellow Fin Tuna. He is always mindful of bag limits and legal fish size. Of course Whiting is our favourite to catch and eat and it is easily caught off the beach or close off shore. We eat more whiting that any other fish and we always have it in a tempura batter.

With the stronger flavoured fish we usual make a flavoursome curry or fish cakes but when I read this recipe I thought it would be perfect for the Yellow Tail King we had in the freezer. Yellow Tail King has beautiful firm flesh,  is not too strong in flavour and lends itself beautifully to this coconut-y noodle-y Laksa.

Ingredients for Fish and Broccoli Lasksa, clockwise from top left-
Jar of Laksa paste, can of coconut milk, 2 cakes of instant noodles, 1 1/2 tablespoons fish sauce, packet of bean sprouts or snow pea sprouts, one head of broccoli, cut into smallish pieces, 1/4 cup coriander, chopped, 500 grams of firm-fleshed fish cut into 2 cm cubes and 6 cups of water

Combine Laksa paste, coconut milk, fish sauce and water in a large saucepan, cover and bring to the boil

Add Broccoli, cover and cook over lowish heat for 3 minutes or until broccoli is just tender

Add fish cubes and cook for a further 2 minutes or until cooked through, when ready to serve, add bean sprouts or snow pea sprouts


Meanwhile cook noodles according to instructions on packet. Divide between serving bowls

And ladle soup over noodles and sprinkle with chopped coriander

I know we are incredibly lucky to have access to fresh fish and I never take that for granted. This laksa is simple to make and a great way to cook this really beautiful flavoured fish. 

Is fish abundant where you live? 

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