Bitter melon saute

    40 mins

    This is a favorite Filipino vegetable dish although the slightly bitter taste of bitter melon needs a lot of getting used too. Cooking it this way lightens the bitter taste.

    Rizal, Philippines
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    Serves: 5 

    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • 1 small onion, diced
    • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
    • 225 g pork fillet, cut into small cubes
    • 225 g prawns, peeled and deveined
    • 1 large tomato, chopped
    • salt and pepper
    • 1 bitter melon, seeds removed, sliced crosswise

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:40min 

    1. Saute onion and garlic in olive oil.
    2. Add pork, mix well. When pork is no longer pink, add prawns and let cook for 5 minutes.
    3. Add tomato, and salt and pepper to taste. Cook another 5 minutes.
    4. Add the bitter melon. Cook 5 minutes or until bitter melon is soft to the touch. Serve with rice.

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    Bitter melon is different but good to stabilize blood sugar. I added ginger, didn't have tomato and used "patis" instead of using shrimp. Boiled bitter melon first to remove some of the bitterness; used vegetable broth to simmer and marry flavors. Also added black bean garlic sauce. My husband liked it.  -  05 Jul 2011  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)