Massaman, ginger, noodles, coconut milk and crushed cashews – Jamie Oliver’s roasted aubergine laksa is packed with so much flavour.
TOTAL 50 MINUTES
6 large aubergines (400g each)
6 heaped teaspoons massaman curry paste
60g honey roasted cashew nuts
6 spring onions
6cm piece of ginger
1 x 400g tin of light coconut milk
1 litre organic veg or chicken stock
450g free-range egg noodles
1. Preheat the oven to 180C. Slice 3 aubergines into 2cm-thick rounds. In a small bowl, mix 1 tablespoon each of olive oil and red wine vinegar, 1 heaped teaspoon of massaman paste and a small pinch of sea salt and black pepper, then brush on both sides of the sliced aubergines. Arrange in a single layer in a large roasting tray and roast for 40 minutes. Meanwhile, blacken the remaining 3 aubergines in a deep non-stick frying pan on a high heat, turning until charred and tender, then remove, leaving the pan on the heat. While they blacken, crush the cashews in a pestle and mortar, then put aside. Trim the spring onions, chop the white halves (reserving the greens) and place in the pestle and mortar with the remaining massaman paste. Peel, chop and add the ginger, then pound into a paste. Finely slice the green spring onions lengthways and put into a bowl of cold water to curl up.
2. Halve the charred aubergines and scoop the insides into the hot pan with 1 tablespoon of oil, discarding the skins. Stir in the paste for 2 minutes, then pour in the coconut milk, stock and 1 tablespoon of red wine vinegar, and bring to the boil. Alongside, cook the noodles according to the packet instructions, then drain and divide between warm bowls. Season the soup to perfection and ladle over the noodles, then top with the roasted aubergine slices. Drain the spring onions, toss in a little red wine vinegar, then scatter over with the crushed cashews.
ENERGY 540kcal FAT 18.3g SAT FAT 5.3g PROTEIN 17.4g CARBS 83.7g SUGARS 14.9g SALT 1.7g FIBRE 14.5g
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Our recipes are from 7 Ways: Easy Ideas For Every Day of the Week by Jamie Oliver, which will be published by Michael Joseph on 20 August, price £26, available from all good bookshops. His new TV series, Jamie: Keep Cooking Family Favourites, will air on Channel 4 at 8pm from Monday 17 August.