Michael Stivala, the Maltese Artisan, wrote a nice introduction to Elasticsearch and how you can use it in Laravel.

In this post we’ll explore Elasticsearch; the basics of search and how to set it up with Laravel, Homestead and even Forge. Even though there are resources out there,  I couldn’t find the one article that summarised everything I needed to get up and running in as short a time as possible.

https://michaelstivala.com/learning-elasticsearch-with-laravel