Pumpkin & Lime Laksa

Our pumpkins are going mad right now. We seem to be putting pumpkin in every meal and we’re not complaining one bit! Even our usual Thai laska is getting a little bit of pumpkin-lovin’. Perfect for a cruisy Sunday night, don’t you think?

Pumpkin & Lime Laksa
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Ingredients
  • 1 small pumpkin, peeled and chopped (about 3 or 4 cups)
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 knob fresh ginger, finely chopped
  • 1 red onion, chopped into wedges
  • 2 cans unsweetened coconut cream
  • 3 tablespoons Laska paste
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 250g rice noodles
  • Handful of coarsely chopped kale
  • 1 small chilli, finely chopped
  • 1 shallot, finely chopped
  • 1 can chickpeas
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon coconut sugar (can use brown sugar)
  • ⅓ cup desiccated coconut
  • A handful of coriander, mint and/or thai basil to garnish
  • 2 lime wedges
Instructions
  1. Steam the chopped pumpkin over boiling water.
  2. Add the coconut oil to a separate pot over medium heat. Once hot, add in the garlic, ginger and onion. Cook until soft and beginning to brown.
  3. Stir in the Laska paste and coconut cream.
  4. Once the pumpkin is soft but still solid, add it to the mix and let simmer for 10 minutes.
  5. Add the kale, soy sauce, lime juice and desiccated coconut, stirring to combine, but carefully not to over-stir the pumpkin. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Meanwhile, cook the rice noodles according to packet directions.
  7. Add noodles to the bowls and ladle the curry over the top. Top with chilli, a sprinkle of desiccated coconut, shallots, herbs and chickpeas (recipe below) and serve up with a lie wedge to squeeze.
  8. Curried Chickpeas
  9. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees.
  10. Drain and dry the chickpeas off completely using paper towel.
  11. Pop them in a baking dish and lightly cover with coconut oil. Sprinkle over the turmeric, paprika and coconut sugar.
  12. Bake for 10mins or until crispy.

 

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