Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Homemade "Yee Sang" recipe 七彩魚生

Here is the recipe for my own style of "Yee Sang".

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I did not record down the actual weight, I just agak-agak (estimate) only, thus you pandai pandai agak lar (adjust accordingly)!!

Ingredients:-

Fresh Salmon slices ( I bought it from Jusco)
carrot shreds
red cabbage shreds
pear shreds (soak in ice-cold water for for few minutes)
coriander leaves coarsely chopped
green salad shreds
pamelo flesh ( I use grapefruit)
sesame seeds, toasted
peanuts, toasted and grounded
crispy red fermented bean curd chips (refer recipe below)

Sauce:-
Honey (i use Manuka honey)
plum sauce
Olive oil
lime juice


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For the cripsy chips, at first I followed a recipe published in a newspaper, but the chisp was not cripsy but chewy instead,and turned hard when cooled. No choice, I created with my own crispy red fermented bean curd chips recipe.

To make crispy red fermented bean curd (Nam Yue) chips:-

egg 1 (light beaten)
red fermented bean curd/Nam Yue 1 (mashed)
a pinch of salt
Spring roll skins

1. Well combine the egg, red fermented bean curd and add a pinch of salt.
2. Spread the mixture on the spring roll skin.
3. Fold and cut into small strips, deep fry till golden brown.
4. Store in air-tight container before use.

How to eat Yee Sang:-All dinners at the table than stand up and on cue, proceed to toss the shredded ingredients into the air with chopsticks while saying various "auspicious wishes" out loud. It is believed that the height of the toss reflects the height of the dinner's growth in fortunes, thus diners are expected to toss enthusiastically, more details from here.


This homemade "Yee Sang" is really good and refreshing, I'm going to make this again and again..

Happy Cooking !!

20 comments:

Somewhere in Singapore said...

Your homemade Yee Sang looks great...

Angie's Recipes said...

I shall prepare one for the next year...but I guess I would have to use cornflakes to replace the crisp chips.

Tina said...

Its a new recipe to me...Looks delicious....

Anncoo said...

I did not buy or make yee sang this year. Yours look great .

zurin said...

the yee sang looks so vibrant and colourful...absolutely beautiful!!!

Mia said...

That looks beautiful Sonia! It is very thoughtful of you making chips yourself!!! Excellent job!

Ju (The Little Teochew) said...

Really wonderful! So professional!!

ai wei said...

i am wondering what's the sauce for yee sang. thanks for that. will have a try this weekend lor :)

Cheryl said...

Wow wow wow. Thanks for sharing this Sonia. You are a genius! I might even make this to eat on non-chinese-new-year time coz I love yu sang. Looks so yummy.

Bakeling said...

Oh , the crispy stuff can be made by spring roll skin !

The 鱼生 here is better than some of the restaurant during CNY ?
Any of your relatives order from you for next year yu shang ?

Cheah said...

Nice looking yee sang. You are very innovative, and thanks for sharing.

Gulmohar said...

Fabulous dish...You are such a wonderful cook Sonia !

Little Corner of Mine said...

That was great that you came out of your own recipe! Looks crispy!

HS Kitchen And Hobby said...

Thanks for sharing. This homemade yee shang is healthy, all are natural color. Will try it on this weekend before the new year mode end.

wendyywy said...

I tot those white strips were sengkuang.
Rupa-rupanya they were pears.

And the pomelo, were actually grapefruit!!!

Sonia, u really know how to improvise. Job well done!!

Anh said...

I was giggling reading your post! You sound a lot like my MIL, who liked to use Singaporean/Malaysian slang to me. I don’t understand much though since I’m not from the region. ;)
What a thrill to discover your blog by the way. I heart nasi lamak!

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) said...

Dear all, Thank you for your time to leave me a comment, much appreciate. Do try out this recipe and am sure you will like this healthy and refreshing Yee Sang. Have a nice weekend.

Pete said...

Hi Sonia, I tried out your Fragrant pork recipe....very nice. Just posted it in my blog...Thks for the wonderful recipe. My family love it very much.

Ellie said...

Beautiful presentation. I like the recipe of the chips. Thanks for sharing!

Colin Woon said...

Nice!!!

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