New Year Raw Fish Salad

New Year Raw Fish Salad


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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.


Serves: 8 

  • 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
  • pinch salt

Preparation:20min  ›  Ready in:20min 

  1. 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.
  2. Arrange all the ingredients into sections on a large serving platter. Sprinkle toasted sesame seeds and chopped peanuts over the dish.
  3. Make the dressing by whisking all the ingredients together.
  4. 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.

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