This raw fish salad, called yee sang or yusheng, is made for the new year. All the colourful ingredients are arranged separately on a platter, then guests all mix it together with chopsticks while offering wishes for the new year.
250g fresh fish fillets, salmon or any white fish of your choice
1 medium pomelo, cut into small wedges
2 carrots, grated
1 white radish/ daikon radish, grated
2 cucumbers, shredded
80g pickled red ginger, cut into small strips
1 mango, cut into small strips
100g strips of fried wonton skins (or shrimp crackers)
3 green onions, chopped
50g toasted sesame seeds
75g (1/2 cup) roasted peanuts, chopped coarsely
For the dressing
juice of 2 limes
1 tablespoon (15ml) plum sauce
1 teaspoon (5ml) sesame oil
pinch five spice powder
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Directions Preparation:20min › Ready in:20min
Make sure you buy the freshest fish for the dish and slice the fillet into thin strips. Season with a little salt and lime juice.
Arrange all the ingredients into sections on a large serving platter. Sprinkle toasted sesame seeds and chopped peanuts over the dish.
Make the dressing by whisking all the ingredients together.
To serve: Pour dressing over the salad. Have your guests simultaneously toss the salad high with their chopsticks while saying well wishes for the New Year.