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Yee Sang 鱼生

By Vivianpangkitchen @vivianpangkitch

Yee Sang 鱼生
Yee Sang is a popular festive dish contains variety of colourful prosperous ingredients which usually served on the 7th day of Chinese New Year. These ingredients are tossed together with a sweet dressing and raw fish. Now days raw salmon and smoked salmon are commonly used. The act of tossing the salad together symbolises ushering of prosperity and abundance for the New Year. Yee Sang 鱼生

After comparing Yee Sang dressing recipes I found mostly use plum sauce as main ingredient. The salads and condiments are pretty much same. Since plum sauce comes in bottle, it is hassle free to make own dressing. After knowing how to prepare I think I won't order anymore from restaurant :D I'm glad I can prepare Yee Sang in my kitchen.
Ingredients:
fresh fish fillet, salmon or any white fish of your choice
(I used salmon, not shown in photos) ~Vegetables Carrot, peeled and julienned
Daikon, peeled and julienned
Cucumber, remove seed and julienned
Big red chilli, remove seed and julienned
Shallots, peeled and slice thinly
Coriander leaves, cut 

Spring onion, cut
Homemade pickled ginger
Candied ginger(store bought)
*It will be great if adding pomelos or grapefruits
~Condiments Fried wanton wrappers (cut wrapper into strips and fry) Toasted peanuts Toasted white sesame seeds
Dressing adapted and slightly modified from Adam Liaw ~Dressing 75g plum sauce 1 tablespoon honey juice of 2 limes 1/2 tablespoon soy sauce 1 teaspoon sesame oil 2-3 tablespoon shallot oil *add together and mix well ¼ teaspoon five spice powder ¼ teaspoon pepper
Methods: 1. Arrange all the ingredients into sections on a large serving platter.

2. Make the dressing by whisking all the ingredients together.

3. When about to serve, pour dressing over the salad. Sprinkle five-spice powder and pepper. Add in fried wonton wrappers, toasted peanuts and sesame seeds. Dinners simultaneously toss the salad high with chopsticks.
Yee Sang 鱼生

I am submitting this post toChinese New Year Delights 2013 hosted by Sonia of Nasi Lemak Lover


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