Spicy Fish Laksa with Mushrooms

Preparation:     10 minutes

Cooking:   20 minutes

Serves 4

200g dried rice vermicelli noodles

1 tblspn peanut oil

400g Swiss Brown mushrooms, sliced

1/2 cup laksa paste

400ml can coconut milk

2 cups fish or chicken stock

300g white fish fillets, skinned and cubed

100g snow peas, diagonally sliced

75g bean sprouts, trimmed

4 green shallots, sliced

1 lime, juiced


Place noodles into a large bowl and cover with warm water.  Stand for 10 minutes or until tender.  Drain. Meanwhile, heat oil in a large saucepan or wok over high heat. Add mushrooms and cook, stirring often, for 4 minutes or until tender. Add laksa paste and cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute.  Stir in coconut milk and stock.  Bring mixture to the boil over high heat then reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 5 minutes. Add fish to the soup and cook for 3 minutes. Add snow peas and cook for 1 minute.  Place noodles, bean sprouts and shallots into serving bowls.  Ladle over soup mixture. Drizzle with lime juice and serve.