How to Rehydrate Fish Maw

How to Rehydrate Fish Maw

Fish maw, derived from the dried bladders of large fish, is revered as a traditional delicacy symbolizing prosperity and vitality. Its mild flavor allows it to absorb seasonings effectively, making it a popular choice for soups, stews, and braised dishes, particularly during festive events such as birthdays, weddings, and Chinese New Year celebrations.

Abundant in medicinal benefits, fish maw boasts a wealth of collagen, protein, and minerals. Its notably high collagen levels are renowned for their anti-aging properties. Additionally, it nourishes the 'yin', promotes blood circulation, and enhances lung function. Considered a "superfood," fish maw is highly recommended for individuals of all ages.

How to rehydrate fish maw?

Step 1. Prior to preparation, fish maw requires soaking for several hours, typically overnight. It's essential to change the water periodically to eliminate any lingering fishy odor.

Step 2: Boil the fish maw with ginger and shallots for 2-3 minutes followed by rinsing it thoroughly under running water. Once rinsed, the fish maw is ready for cooking.

How to store Dried Fish Maw ?

Store the dried fish maw in air-tight container and try to avoid contact with the air. Keep in cool and dry place. It is also recommended to keep the fish maw with some star anise as a natural insect repellent.

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