• Reunion Dinner - Bountiful Goldfish Salad (年年有余)

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    Reunion Dinner - Bountiful Goldfish Salad (年年有余)
    Prep: 45 min Cook: 3 min Servings: 6
    by Blackswan
    82 recipes
    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.


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


    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 below.
    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!


    • Blackswan
      Thks for the lovely comment, Tien! Sorry, just saw your msg. Looking fwd to sharing!
      • Tien Douglas
        Tien Douglas
        It's beautiful. I think that you succeeded...Tien
        • Blackswan
          Thks, Claudia! I'd fun making it :)
          • Claudia lamascolo
            Claudia lamascolo
            Absolutely amazingly creative!

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