It is rare I come across something I have not eaten (or willing) before. But last night I had a new food added to my palate:
jelly fish!
Yep, jelly fish. It was served as an appetizer in a Chinese restaurant. It was marinated in an Asian sauce and VERY spicy. The taste was good, actually bland without the sauce…but the texture a bit awkward. I would eat it again.

I actually found the recipe for it:

Cold-Tossed Jellyfish

1 pkt salted jellyfish – (1 lb)
1 tbl balsamic vinegar
(or Chinese dark rice vinegar)
1 tbl soy sauce
1 tsp sesame oil
1 tsp toasted sesame seeds
1/2 tsp sugar
1/8 tsp freshly-ground white pepper

We had lots of hot pepper flakes too.

Method :

  • Without unfolding the layers, cut the jellyfish into very thin strips, about 1/16-inch wide. Place the jellyfish in a colander and rinse it under cold running water for 15 minutes. Toss the jellyfish occasionally to rinse it evenly.
  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil and pour the hot water over the jellyfish. Immediately plunge the jellyfish in a large bowl of cold water and drain. Repeat the rinsing with boiling water and chilling with cold water one more time. Pat the jellyfish dry between paper towels.
  • Combine the sauce ingredients in a medium bowl and add the jellyfish. Toss until evenly coated. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve or for as long as one week.
  • This recipe yields 6 appetizer servings.


Now can someone tell me where one buys jelly fish in Montreal?

Hugs and Biscuits