Koi Fish Jelly ~ CNY 2012
In the blink of an eye we’ll be celebrating the Lunar New Year in just a few days. Here I’m again posting Koi Fish Jelly with brighter colour which represent wealth and prosperity. 年年有余 nian nian you yu ~The word ‘fish’ 鱼or ‘yu’ 余 means literally every year having surpluses and it is a must have dish (steamed fish) for new year dinner.
Aspiring Bakers #15: Auspicious Dishes for CNY (January 2012) hosted by Wen of Wen’s Delight
- 500ml Water
- 100g Sugar
- 150ml Fresh milk
- 9g Agar agar powder
- 2-3 Pandan leaves
- 2 Fish molds (from Sunlik)
- 12 Black currants
- Using scissors to cut black currants into half and roll into tiny nibs with your finger tips as fish eyes. Tie pandan leaves into a small knot.
- Boil water, sugar, agar agar powder and pandan leaves together, keep stirring water until boil at medium heat. Off heat and stir agar agar liquid for another 2-3 minutes. Discard pandan leaves.
- Put agar agar liquid under double boiler or at low heat to prevent agar agar liquid set quickly. ~ stir occasionally.
- Using a pair of tweezers and dip black currant into agar agar liquid then place black currant on the fish mold eyes. It will sticks quickly.
- Take 2 tsp of agar agar liquid into a sauce plate and add a drop of coloring into it (any color you prefer) and mix well. (I used 2 colors ~ cherry red and lemon yellow)
- Using the back of the teaspoon，smear the colored liquid quickly on fish mold body ~ mix any color you like. (if the colored liquid has set, add a little hot agar agar liquid to dilute it),
- After the colored liquid set on the fish mold, reboil the plain agar agar liquid. Off heat and pour fresh milk into it and stir for another 2-3 minutes and gently pour it into molds (cool down the liquid if it is too hot).
- Chill agar agar Koi fish in fridge for at least 2-3 hours or overnight before removing from the fish mold.
You may also like to refer here for the details of making Koi Fish Jelly
Those are so cute koi fish love to make one of those planning to buy a silicone koi shape molder
These look so cool! I love how realistic the blended colors come out, stunning 🙂 I'd be afraid to eat these masterpieces!
Dear Ann,These fish looks delectably beautiful in those vibrant colours! Have a great new year and all the best for 2012!
Chopinand, Thank you very much for your compliment :)新年快乐!
beautiful koi fish.- i love try the jelly.
Wow Ann these look perfect and amazing!! gloria
Ann , these looks like a work of art ! Really awesome 😉 Gorgeous photos too ! Kung Hei Fat Choi !!!! Enjoy your blogging break hahaha
Ann the jelly fish is really pretty! Wishing you and your family good health and wealth in year of Dragon! Gong Xi Fa Cai!
Omg!! They are so cute and pretty!! Gong Ci Fa Cai!
Thanks LeeMei! Happy Chinese New Year to you too 🙂
Thanks Leemei! Happy New Year to you too.
Those cute lil jelly fishes look like a pice of art! Wish I could get hold of the mold. Anyways, enjoy your break & see ya soon!
I guess it IS new year's again! Crazy how time flies. These are always a splendid way to celebrate.
oh.. your Koi Fish Jelly is so pretty..
Ann, you made these fish jelly. Wow, so beautiful.
Happy Chinese New Year!
Looks really nice and artistic…..Happy Chinese New Year to you and family!
Ann, when I showed your jelly koi fishes to my daughter, she said its so pretty and she wants one! Hahaha! Looks like I might just have to make some myself then. �� plus the hor weather is perfect to have these!
Bee, your daughter sounds so cute! I'm sure you'll definitely make this for her and your family member too 🙂
sigh…yours ones look so lively. Mine is like ikan masin
Small Kucing, Try another time. I think you can do a better job 🙂
Happy New Year!
Ann, this remind me on the moulds you given to me, have yet to make this, hehehe..I must make this if i still have time in these few days. Your fish look really pretty and awesome.Wishing you 年年有余 and Gong Xi Fa Cai!
Sonia, ya hor! Hope you try this soon. Happy New Year to you too!
Love all your colorful desserts. These fishes are a piece of art!Gong Xi Fa Cai!!!
Happy New Year to you and your family!!!! Your koi fish look soooo real!!! How i wish i can make that too 🙂
Ellena,你太客气了!You always made the most delicious dishes!Happy Chinese New Year to you too!
The colours of the fishes blend in so nicely! Love them! And not forget to wish you and family a prosperous dragon year! 🙂
Thanks Ai Ping.Happy New Year to you too!
Very nice jelly. Wish u Gong Xi Fa Cai!
Thanks Jes!All the best in the year of dragon 🙂
Hi, For all your recipes using molds, especially those tiny koi fish molds, do you have to spray some oil inside each mold before pouring liquids? Just wondering how easy is it to unmold jelly?
Hi D Wong, Never greased oil for jelly molds making agar agar and konnyaku. The jellies will set and easily taken out by using a sharp knife.
Hi Ann, you think I can replace the fresh milk with same amount of coconut milk? Thanks
Sure Ai Li.
Xie xie. You think it will taste nice and tge colors will turn out well? Thanks
Ai Li, Is really up to you to use coconut milk and need to try it out yourself for the taste.
Dear Ann, thank you for sharing your recipe. I have the same 6-fishes mold that you are using, was wondering how much volume does this mold takes? Wishing you a prosperous year ahead! Thank you in advance!
Hi Lady Mephala,The actual volume for 2 fish mold trays are 650ml liquid but it is always better to boil more liquid than less.Happy New Year to you too! :))
Those koi are so beautiful. Feels like fishing them, haha! Happy new year to you & family. May you have a prosperous year!
Beautiful fish jelly! Wish you Gong Xi Fa Cai!
great idea! the different colour pattern make them look life-like. Wishing you and your loved ones 龙年快乐, 恭喜发财!
Wow! Your koi fish jelly looks so impressive!! 祝你和你的家人龙年快乐!龙马精神!万事如意!;)
very pretty! wishing you a 年年有余 and Gong xi fa cai!!
like what Li Shuan said, 美到冒泡…every fish looks so attractive and lively…Happy new year to you and family, Ann! 新年如意,恭喜发财,红包拿来!哈哈。。。^o^
I love the look of these jelly koi fish. You always make such lovely jellies. Here wishing you and your family Gong Xi Fatt Chai and may the year of dragon bring your joy, peace, health and prosperity!!
I love the flavor of Pandan leaves and I can only imagine how yummy these little fish taste! I wish I could eat one right now! I know I've already said this on facebook but it needs repeating…you need to publish a cookbook with all of your recipes and photos!! I'll be your first customer! You are one talented lady♥
Thanks for your sweet compliment, Rebecka. You'll be the first one if I publish a new book.
Oh these look amazing! So bright and cute! Gong Hei Fatt Choi!!
Gong Xi Fa Cai! So pretty, those koi swimming on the platter.
these are so beautiful and I bet they taste amazing.
Wishing you and family a very happy and healthy CNY too Ann:)The koi jellies look too beautiful to eat!
Jeannie, Happy Chinese New Year to you too!
Wishing you a very happy and prosperous New Year!
Are you taking a week or a month break? You said a week but also said will be back by end of Feb? Typo error?
Anyway, love the Koi Fish, very colourful! In regard of the mould that you use,can you re-use it or it can only be used once?Thanks
OK, this will be in my shopping list if I go back to M'sia this year! Wish you all the best in the year of Dragon, many more great recipes to share with us. I'm your big big fan, hahaha!
Oops! Thanks for highlighting 🙂
That fish mould is made of plastic, can be re-use forever 😀
Thanks Jessie. Your blog is getting better everyday!
my gosh, these look amazing and so professional! good job!
This recipe is so good…Mouthwatering Dear..
My goodness, Ann! These are amazingly beautiful! Sounds like a pretty tedious task too!
Here's wishing you Gong Xi Fa Cai!
Happy Chinese New Year!
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