Quick Chicken Laksa

Another Nigel Slater recipe from the Guardian tonight. I made a few mistakes when making this one – first and foremost I forgot to put the turmeric in when making the spice paste. I added it later whilst the whole thing was simmering away and it seemed none the worse for it. Sparky was also glad that I didn’t turn the food processor yellow…

I also forgot to add the oil to the paste. Oh, and the supermarket substituted coconut milk for a cheaper version which was 50% water so I spent ages reducing it down. And I deseeded the chillies and then regretted it for not making it hotter.

But the end result still worked. Spicy, yet mellow and soothing.