Sunday, June 11, 2017

Yee Sang Salad / Prosperity Toss Salad

Chinese tradition toss Yee Sang or Prosperity Toss Salad on the 7th day of CNY.  Now most of us toss Yee Sang from the Eve to the 15th Day of CNY....hahahaa....

Today families are more likely to prepare this at home.  I personally prefers to have homemade Yee Sang instead of eating out, i find that most restaurants served commercial yee sang straight from the packaging instead of everything made fresh.  I always experience too much packaging stuff mix in, preservative, coloring, strong smell, heavy taste and whatever that is, making the whole salad taste weird.  Not to mention the salmon...it suppose to taste fresh or smoked but it taste weird.  The whole dish is about the sauce, if you have a weird kind of sauce taste a little too much of everything, everything will taste weird and so complicated.

Actually Yee Sang Salad is fun and easy to prepare ourself.  No complication and it is healthy, fresh and tasty too.  No colorings, No preservative, everything made fresh and most of all, I teach you how to make your own Yee Sang sauce, perhaps its the most easiest you could ever imagine, after you tasted this sauce, i assure you won't go back to those packaging one.

This recipe has no food coloring will be used.  I used natural colorful vegetables like carrots, cucumbers, pamelo and fish snack, garnish with sesame seeds and ground cashew nuts.  You may add a variety of colorful vegetables of your choice, like pickles ginger, red ginger, onion, cilantro, jicama/bengkuang, lettuce etc.  for my version, all ingredients are easy to get work with and it is hassle free.

Below pic is one of my Yee Sang Salad.  My shred vegetables are little too rough with knife this time...*lol sometimes i use vegetable shredder and sometimes i manually jullienned them, it is best to use vegetable shredder more fine result.  I have been making this for almost 10 years, not only i make for CNY, i make whenever i feel like it as a bowl of prosperity salad. bhahaha.... too yummy.




YEE SANG SALAD / PROSPERITY TOSS SALAD
INGREDIENTS FOR 1 STANDARD SERVING PLATE 
1 carrots ( shred/julienned )
1 seedless cucumbers ( shred/julienned ) 
1cup of pamelo 
handful amount of fish snacks ( cut half )

Other optional ingredients:
Smoked / Fresh sliced Salmon, rice crackers, wanton wrappers, japanese red pickled ginger, sliced ginger, sliced onion, lettuce, jicama, green apple, seaweeds, capsicum etc.

Garnish
2tbsp toasted sesame seeds
1/4cup roasted cashewnuts ( crushed )

Other optional Ingredient:-
Peanuts

SAUCE
3tbsp plum sauce
1tbsp sugar to taste
1tsp soya sauce 
1/2 water

Other optional Sauces/Spice:-
Lime Juice, Kasturi Juice, Lemon Juice, Honey, 5 spice powder

METHOD:
* Heat frying-pan, whisk in sauce, let it simmer and taste, off fire, set aside. 
* In a serving plate, arrange all colorful vegetables according to your liking.
* When ready to serve, pour dressing over salad and sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds and crushed cashew nuts or peanuts.  
* When all ready, toss salad the higher the better making good wishes for the new year in chinese tradition, 

Happy Cooking!




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