Lo Hei Yu Sheng 捞起鱼生 Chinese New Year Dishes
Lo Hei Yu Sheng 捞起鱼生
one of the Chinese Lunar New Year Dishes besides being full of flavors and textures, yu sheng is loaded with symbolic meaning. The raw ingredients signify the renewal of life, and the sound of the word for fish in Cantonese sounds like the word for prosperity. The most important (and fun) part of eating yu sheng 鱼生
is the mixing together of the ingredients. To ensure good luck for the coming year, everyone calls out "Lo Hei!" which means "to mix it up" but also sounds like "to prosper more and more" while they use their chopsticks to toss the ingredients as high in the air as they can.
No Chinese New Year feast is complete without Lo Hei Yu Sheng 捞起鱼生
, the colorful salad of raw fish
and crunchy vegetables. It's served in most Singaporean Chinese restaurants throughout the lunar new year celebration. In recent years, the ingredients can be easily bought at all leading super market. You practically have to shredded the Daikon (chinese white raddish), Green Raddish, Carrot and the Lettuces thinly sliced to start making the dish. This version is light and flavorful and a lot easier to prepare. Use very fresh fish such as salmon, sea bass
or even Abalone
it easily prepared this way.Lo Hei Yu Sheng 捞起鱼生 Salad Mixture1. 1/4 cup Preserved Melon Strip 2. 1/4 cup White Sour Ginger Strip3. 1/4 cup Preserved Leek Strip 4. 1/4 cup Sweetened Lime Strip 5. 1/4 cup Sweetened Ginger Strip6. 1/4 cup Preserved Gourd Wax Strip 7. 6 ounces Salmon or Fresh White Fish Fillet, such as Sea Bass8. 3 Pomelos segments, broken up9. 1 medium shredded Daikon
(chinese white raddish)10. 1 medium shredded Green Raddish11. 1 medium shredded Carrot12. 1/4 Lettuces thinly slicedLo Hei Yu Sheng 捞起鱼生 Dressing1. 3 tablespoons Plum Sauce 2. 1/2 teaspoon White Pepper Powder 3. 1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon Powder
(five-spice powder)4. 2 tablespoon Fried Sesame Seeds 5. 1/4 cup Mashed Roasted Peanuts6. 1 pk Pok Chui Biscuits 7. 2 to 3 tablespoons Cooking Oil 8. 1 teaspoon Sesame Oil9. 1/2 tablespoon Lime Juice10. Coriander leaves, spring onion and fried shallots for garnishLo Hei Yu Sheng 捞起鱼生 Note:
Preserved Melon Strip, White Sour Ginger Strip, Preserved Leek Strip, Sweetened Lime Strip, Sweetened Ginger Strip, Preserved Gourd Wax Strip, Plum Sauce, Fried Sesame Seeds, White Pepper Powder, Cinnamon Powder (five-spice powder), Mashed Roasted Peanuts and Pok Chui Biscuits all this come in package can be obtain from all leading Super Mart.Getting Ready to Lo Hei Yu Sheng 捞起鱼生 1.
To facilitate the very fine shredding of the radish and carrot, use a mandolin or the fine shredding disc of a food processor.2.
In separate bowls, soak the shredded radishes ,carrots and lettuces with cold water until ready to assemble salad. Then rinse and squeeze out excess water and air it before assemble the dish.3.
Place sesame seed in a small frying pan over medium heat; cook, shaking pan continuously, until tightly browned, 3 to 4 minutes. Immediately remove from pan to cook.4.
The quality and freshness of the fish is crucial for the success of the dish. Remove skin and any bones from fish. Chill fish until firm. Cut into paper-thin, 2-inch-long slices against the grain; set aside.5.
In a small bowl, combine lime juice, oil, and plum sauce.Assemble of Lo Hei Yu Sheng 捞起鱼生 1.
Place pomelos in center of a platter. Arrange lettuces, radishes and carrot shreds around fish. Place fresh thin cut fish meat over the pomelos and add green onions over the thin cut fish meat.2.
Arrange Preserved Melon Strip, White Sour Ginger Strip, Preserved Leek Strip, Sweetened Lime Strip, Sweetened Ginger Strip and Preserved Gourd Wax Strip around the lettuces, radishes and carrot shreds. Sprinkle with Pok Chui Biscuits, peanuts and sesame seeds.3.
Just before serving, Pour dressing ingredients over all. It is customary for everyone to join in and toss the salad. Using chopsticks, each diner digs from the bottom of the salad and lifts the ingredients to mix together.
Serves 8 to 10.