Reunion Dinner - Bountiful Goldfish Salad (年年有余)

Reunion Dinner - Bountiful Goldfish Salad (年年有余)


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About this recipe: This is my 1st attempt creating this Bountiful Goldfish Salad. Nian Nian You Yu (年年有余) symbolizes abundance though the year. The character 余 (Yu) is the homophone of 鱼 (Yu). Hence, fish was used to highlight this Chinese New Year dish.

blackswan North Region, Singapore

Serves: 6 

  • 800g medium Prawns
  • 1 Green apple
  • 1 can Tuna flakes
  • 3 slices Smoked salmon (fins, mouth)
  • Few strands of Jelly fish (tail)
  • 2 tbsp Mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp Parsley flakes
  • 2 2 Raisins (eyes)
  • 1 Dried Cherry (mouth)
  • Grounded black pepper
  • Lettuce for decoration

Prep:45min  ›  Cook:3min  ›  Ready in:48min 

  1. Shell & devein prawns. Rinse. Blanch prawns in boiling water. Remove immediately when prawns turn pink & transfer to cold water to top cooking process.
  2. Half the prawns & set aside.
  3. Remove apple skin. Cut into cubes & put in salt water to prevent it from turning brown. Mix tuna with apples, mayo, parsley & pepper.
  4. Begin moulding the shape of the fish by using the tuna mixture. To make "scales", layer the prawns according to pix.
  5. When shape is formed, use mayo to make to line the body. Finally, cut the 2 slices of Salmon into the shape of fins; roll 1 slice to form the mouth. Cut cherry into tiny bites & add 1 to the center of the mouth. Decorate tail with Jelly Fish & you’ll get your creative dish for the festive mood!


Do not dispose prawns heads & shells. Keep them; they make tasty stock. Check out my Prawn Bisque Recipe @!

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- 06 Feb 2011

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