Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Crunchy And Tangy Jellyfish Salad

Traditional jellyfish is preserved in salt or brine, it takes time to soak and de-salt it , it needs to be lightly blanched before it can be made into salad. Jellyfish is basically bland but it will absorb any flavor you add to it. I love the crunchy and chewy texture. 

I saw some nice cleaned and ready to cook jellyfish sold at the central market and bought some back to make salad with it. It can be served as an appertizer...very refreshing with pickled onion rings, pomelo pulps, shredded carrots, coriander shreds , ginger flower and lemongrass and dressed with thai sweet chilli sauce and toasted sesame seeds as garnishing....mmmmm you tell me whether this is good or not good.  :) of course it can be addictive with the crunchy jellyfish and the wonderful tangy and sweet dressing that goes with it.  I can have the whole plate all to myself :p

Jellyfish , besides being use to make into salad , it is also served as one of the seafood item for hot pot .  It is also an important complement in the preparation of a pot of delicious noodles . I managed to whip up this mouth-watering jellyfish salad in just under 30 minutes :)  

Blanched the jellyfish in hot water for 2-3 minutes...drain dry
finely cut the ginger flower, carrots,fresh chilli , coriander leaves 
and lemongrass . 
Cut the onions into thin rings
 and pickle with lemon juice for 1/2 hour

prepare the dressing by adding lemon juice to thai sweet chilli sauces
add in some toasted sesame seeds and leave to rest for 10 minutes.

mix well all the finely cut ingredients together 
with the blanched jellyfish
chilled in the fridge until ready to serve

Add in the dressing sauce to the salad and serve garnished with
extra toasted sesame seeds

yum yum ...the tangy-ness really whet my appetite....

this is a keeper for sure

Crunchy & Tangy Jellyfish Salad

Ingredients for salad :

300 gms ready to cook jellyfish - blanched and drain dry

5 baby carrots - cut finely
1 fresh red chilli - cut finely
1  ginger flower - cut finely
1 stalk lemongrass - white part - cut finely
2 sprigs of coriander leaves -  cut finely
1 segment of pomelo - take the pulps
1 big onions - cut thinly into rings - pickled with lemon juice
2 tbsp of sesame seeds- toasted

dressing sauce :
3 tbsp of thai sweet chilli sauce
1/2 a lemon - juice
2 tbsp of sesame seeds- toasted


1 tbsp of sesame seeds - toasted

Preparation :

Blanch the jellyfish in hot boiling water for 2-3 minutes. Take out and drain dry. Leave aside.

Mix together the finely cut ingredients with the jellyfish in a salad bowl and chill in the fridge till ready to serve.

Prepare the dressing sauce by mixing the thai sweet chilli sauce, lemon juice and toasted sesame seeds together in a bowl. Pour the dressing sauce onto the chilled jellyfish salad and mix well . Serve cold.

Enjoy !

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  1. This is one of the summer salads I miss a lot! I remember I bought them so often from the food stall/or the food truck...really crunchy and delightful.

  2. I always adored this jelly fish salad. Love the sweet & tangy flavour. Truly appertizing! My hubby & daughter both love it too. So, do you think $10 jelly fish enough for 3 of us? hahaha..... I think only enough for myself. lol! haha.... Hope you're enjoying your evening.
    Cheers, kristy

  3. aiks...looks like Yee Sang aje. I like the jelly fish salad but didnt know hiw to make. Only got to eat this during wedding. Normally they will serve this

  4. Wow!! I only eat this at restaurants. wont know how to handle the jelly fish.

  5. Did I hear somewhere that jellyfish is good for health or something? Don't mind eating...but not really a fan.

  6. This is what I like and what I miss. It's one of my favourites...very appetising. I used to eat lots of this when back home, usually with a sauce made from lots of chopped garlic and lime.

  7. I am a big fan of jellyfish. I used to call them rubber bands!

  8. I've never had jelly fish before and am totally intrigued. Seems like everyone who's had it, loves it! I would love to give it a try. Thanks so much for opening my eyes to this.

  9. Wow, this salad is so yummy, love it! Have never tried making this before, because I've never step foot in the central market for umpteen years!

  10. Oh.. I love this jelly fish salad. Kind of refreshing one. It seems quite similar to the one I tried in Sushi King.

  11. I haven't had jelly fish in a long time. Looks so refreshing!

  12. I LOVE THIS DISH! sorry about the caps too excited.. this dish is so refreshing it goes really well with spicy dishes. I never thought about the recipe but now we have one!
    yea! it will be a nice addition to BBQ days.
    Thank you,

  13. dont know where to get jelly fish. this look like Yee Sang, sound so refreshing!

  14. Angie...:) yup it is . I love to eat it dipped with chilli sauce...yumm

    Kristy :) double the amount should be enough. Thanks hope you too are enjoying yourself baking :)

    Kathy...better than Yee Sang...not sweet and it is so refreshing ...yumyum

    My Simple Food...buy those ready for cooking type...easy :)

    Arthur...yup, I heard it is good for health but not sure which part :p

    Mary...same same...dipped with garlic and chilli...yummyumm

    Belinda....lol! rubber band ahaha guess it taste better than that :p

    Marisa...you must try it. Am sure you will love it and you are welcome :)

    Cheah...I normally go to central market for these stuff...crabs, clams and jellyfish etc :)

    Grace....wow...i bet mine taste better than sushi king :p

    Ann...this is so refreshing with the lemony taste...great combo :)

    lishapisa...yesss..you just gave me an idea..I will make this for the next bbq party :)

    Little Inbox....you can get from the wet market only. I am sure where to get from Penang. Over here in Ipoh, we have a few stalls selling ready to cook sea cucumber and jellyfish. Look for it in the wet market...selling ready for cooking sea cucumber stall. They should have :)

    Sonia...I got it from the wet market ...not sure where in KL :)


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