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Monday, 28 January 2013

锦鲤鱼果冻 Koi Fish Jelly


今天上了这道锦鲤鱼果冻,顺便在这里向大家拜个早年,希望你们年年有馀!Ann送的锦鲤鱼果冻模可以派上用场了,谢谢她的贴心礼物。


Last Chinese New Year, I saw Ann@Anncoo Journal and Sonia@Nasi Lemak Lover made this Koi Fish Jelly which I adored very much. Thanks to Ann for the fish moulds, now I can make them myself.  

 
脱模後的锦鲤鱼果冻看起来有点像真的锦鲤鱼,也可爱极了!
I am so happy to see 12 Koi fish “swimming” happily on my plate!


Fish is commonly served on the Chinese New Year because it has a symbolism of having surplus/leftovers(money) in one family. No matter it is steamed fish, fried fish or this fish jelly, people just like to see fish on this special festival! 


 
锦鲤鱼果冻 Koi Fish Jelly
(Recipe Source: Ann@Anncoo Journal)
Makes 12

Ingredients
500ml Water
80g Caster Sugar
9g Agar-agar Powder
2 Pandan Leaves, tied into knots
150ml Fresh Milk
24 Small Black Currants
Red Food Colouring, 2-3 drops
Yellow Food Colouring, 2-3 drops
2 Fish Jelly Moulds

Method:
1. Roll the small currants into balls as fish eyes.  Alternatively, cut 12 black currants into half and roll into balls.
2. Bring water, sugar, agar-agar powder and pandan leaves to boil over medium heat, stir every now and then.  Turn off the heat and keep stirring for another 2 minutes. Discard the pandan leaves.
3. Dip a black currant into the agar-agar liquid then very quickly, place it onto the fish mould eye. Hold on the currant until it sticks to the mould. Repeat for the rest of the currants.
4. Take 3 teaspoons of agar-agar liquid and place into a sauce dish.  Add 2-3 drops of red food colouring. Mix well and heat up in the microwave(covered) for 6 seconds. 
5. Using the back of a small teaspoon(I used a 1/2tsp measurement spoon), smear the red agar-agar liquid quickly onto the fish mould body. Repeat for the rest of the fish mould bodies.
6. Repeat (4) & (5) for yellow food colouring. Let to set. I made 3 red Koi fish and 9 red-yellowish koi fish.

7. Reboil the plain agar-agar liquid. Turn off the heat, add fresh milk. Continue to stir for 3 minutes. With a small ladle, fill up the moulds with the agar-agar liquid. If it is too hot, cool down a bit before filling up.
8. Refrigerate for at least 2-3 hours before removing from the moulds.

Wishing everyone “年年有餘”(Nian Nian Yiu Yu)!











55 comments:

  1. 昨天放工前看到我的旧帖,才想说要做这个。呵呵~ 被你先登一步!哈哈哈

    我也祝你:新年事事顺意,合家平安 :)

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    1. Anna, 這個我想了一年,現在才有模可以做,不好意思,截糊了,期待妳的作品!

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  2. 超美丽的。看了都很欢喜。

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    1. Joceline, 我的小老師,好想念妳哦!

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  3. 哎哟。。。小鱼儿们真的好可爱,快快叫一条游来我家,哈哈!
    我也祝你和家人新春快乐哦!
    :)

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    1. Casey, 可以可以,就叫我的小鯉魚游過去,幾千公里,年初一應該會到了!

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  4. 太美丽了,太像真的koi fish了,做的真棒!
    原来是这样子弄得颜色,改天我也试试看 :)

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  5. 鱼鱼放入水里恐怕也会游吧,栩栩如生呢

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  6. 这个很美,真的很美。。。

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    1. Mayck, 謝謝!新年看到這個會讓人很歡心!

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  7. Aiyo, Jessie! The koi fish are so cute and so beautiful!!! I like lah! Hee..hee...I will feel so sayang to eat the fish :)

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    1. Phong Hong, sorry, they were all gone by all, oops!

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  8. 这几只鲤鱼做的很逼真。。又很可爱似的。。我好喜欢!!
    年年有余。。。好意头,我更加喜欢!!

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    1. 珊珊, 妳收爐了沒有,我看到妳的年餅都流口水!

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  9. Oh wow, oh wow, oh wow......so beautiful and it look so real the koi fish.... you are so pandai leh! Really very cantik. I dont think i can make it so real like the one you made. You must be very pleased . Bravo....

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    1. Mel, thanks, girl. Surprisingly my hubby also like this agar-agar, he had 2. I didn't expect him to eat at all. I gave 6 away to my girlfriend.

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  10. This is so pretty! Thanks for the steps, seems easy to do... will try next time.

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    1. Mich, CNY mah, so I made them to get some CNY feel!

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  11. Wah Jessie, your koi fish is so cute. I have a koi mould also, but it's the large one. Need to get some of these mini ones.

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    1. Oh yeah, now I also recall that I saw the big version b4!

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  12. Jessie, 你做的锦鲤鱼好像真的一样!,我看啊。。假如它们掉到池里,一定分不出那一条是假的。。哈哈哈

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    1. Aiyoh, I only followed your recipe, this means you have given us a clear recipe!

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  13. ohhh....I like this very much Jessie. Looks so real. Well done ! I am sure you will receive lots of compliments when u serve this dessert.
    Wishing u happy Chinese New Year! Gong Xi Fa Chai

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    1. Li Shuan, William said this agar-agar is very interesting and sapu 2. I had 3, Ethan had 1, gave 6 to my Malaysian girlfriend, all habis.

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  14. 我终于有时间和你say Hi啦!
    最近的我真的很累,很累!
    但还好的是,我的身体没有什么了。

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    1. Tracy, 健康最重要!很高興知道妳沒事,很期待老公收工回家吧!

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  15. wow, Jessie, they are so REAL! very good job! With these Koi fish, you sure have lots of surplus in this new year!!! (hmm... does it mean less shopping??? hahaha!)

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    1. Siew, surplus+shopping until no more space to store, hahaha!

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  16. this is what I love about the world of blogging!

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    1. Thanks, seeing the fish really makes me feel so happy!

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  18. Hi Jessie,
    Your koi fish jelly are beautiful! I have seen this in Lena's blog, I think it was last year, and thought of making it too, but well, you know....hahaha! Maybe after CNY!
    These are so cute, I think that I would hesitate to eat them! Too cute to be "destroyed"!

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    1. Joyce, Lena also made this last year? I can't recall, oops!

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  19. Hi Jessie,

    You have been cooking, baking and blogging a lot lately and most of the food that you cooked and baked are the traditional ones. I can tell that you really miss celebrating CNY at hometown.

    These fish jelly looks very pretty and auspicious for your CNY celebration. Planning or going anywhere special for your CNY celebration?

    Zoe

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    1. CNY eve & 1st day of CNY will also spend with the LAM's family. May go to visit my girlfriend! What about you?

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  20. I give you perfect 10! Your koi fish jelly look so so real ! You also 年年有餘”(Nian Nian Yiu Yu)huh..hehhee..

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    1. Sonia, Sonia, I still have a few dishes to post for this CNY but don't think that I have time to make Kuih Loyang, hai, next time!

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  21. yeah~看到你这个锦鲤鱼果冻,就好想欢呼一声:"新年快乐~~~":)

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    1. 這還是我的第一次,哈哈,新年快樂!新年快樂!

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  22. beautiful! beautiful!! seriously they look so pretty that sometimes dont feel like eating them, right? absolutely festive looking, will bring lots of good luck! LOL! btw, thanks for the curtis stone link, i've watched them...he made it look so simple! LOL! i'm very keen to try again someday, thanks very much for your help..hope that you are able to make a successful souffle one day!

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    1. Lena, I know, souffle is something that may look easy to make but it isn't. Joyce said you had made this jelly last year but I can't recall, sorry, that's why I didn't mention you in this posting!

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  23. very beautiful, looks very lifely

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    1. Happy New Year, Caca, glad to know that you like them!

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  24. WOW! Thiq Koi fish is so cute & REAL!! Sayang leh to makan! I agreed with Joyce , they're too cute to be destroyed with one bite! :D

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    1. Thank you, thank you! Hubby found this pandan flavour of agar-agar quite interesting and also had some without pushing!

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  25. Hi Jess,
    Sorry for being late. :p
    Oh! These are such lovely 'koi' fish.
    They are so neatly done.
    Hope I can have a pair..:D
    mui

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    1. I know lah, you have been busy for the CNY, it's ok!

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  26. Hi Jessie,

    I live in Vancouver, B.C. We have a huge asian community. I've tried going everywhere looking for the blackcurrants and still no luck. What else can i replace with those eyes?

    Thanx,

    Pandawifey

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    1. Hi, Pandawifey, the blackcurrants are usually available in the western supermarket. If not, may be try the dried prunes which are selling in the asian grocery stores. Cut them in small pieces and roll into balls. Alternatively, you may even try red beans or black beans. It's your call whether you need to cook the beans until edible or just just the raw ones(washed). But if they are raw, you have to remind those people who are eating them that leave the eyes alone. What do you think? Gong Hei Fatt Choy!

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  27. Hi Jessie, wow.. your koi fish look so cute and pretty. Too pretty to be eaten. I'm sure your children love it very much. Best regards.

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    1. Wah, sekali leave so many messages, feel so touched ah!

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