Bitter melon saute

Bitter melon saute


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About this recipe: 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.

Emelita Rizal, Philippines

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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