How to rehydrate fish maw?

How to rehydrate fish maw?

Fish maw is the dried form of the inflatable bladders of large fish. Considered to be a traditional delicacy that symbolizes fortune and health, fish maw is enjoyed on festive occasions like birthdays, weddings, and Chinese New Year. Because fish maw does not have a strong taste, it absorbs flavor well and is often used in soups, stews and braised whole.

High in medicinal properties, fish maw is rich in collagen, protein and minerals. In particular, the high collagen content is believed to be anti-aging. It also nourishes ‘yin’, helps with blood circulation, and improves lung health. Fish maw is a "superfood" that is recommend for all ages!

How to rehydrate fish maw?

  1. Fish maw must be soaked for hours, usually overnight before it can be prepared. Change water from time to time to eliminate the fishy smell.
  2. Quick boiled the fish maw with ginger and shallot, rinse the fish maw with running water, then the fish maw is ready to cook.

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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