Monday, August 8, 2011

Chinese Bitter Melon Recipe

Bitter Melon is a acquired taste, but its popular Chinese dish to make especially in the summer.

2 Bitter Melons
1.5 Tbsp Preserved Black Beans (soaked in 1/4 cup h2o to soften)
1 tsp Ginger
1 clove garlic
1 Tbsp Soy Sauce + 1/2 cup h2o
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp sugar
1 tsp Corn Starch dissolved in 1/4 cup h2o (for slurry)

halve bitter melons length wise, scoop out the seeds in the middle with a spoon, and slice the bitter melon into ~1/4 inch thick 

in a large saute pan, preheated on medium high, add 1 Tbsp of oil, add the ginger, garlic, preserved black beans with the water, saute & stir for about 2 minutes to extract aromas.

Add the slice bitter melon into the saute pan, stir the bitter melon to mix with other ingredients.
add in soy sauce + water, salt & sugar, mix to fully incorporate.

Turn stove on low to cook for about ~5 minutes.
Turn stove back on high to bring to boil, and add corn starch slurry mixture to thicken sauce.

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