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Braised Bitter Melon Stuff W/minced Fish

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Category: Fish

 Ingredients List

  • 2 ts Fermented black beans
  • 1 lb Shrimp
  • 1 lb Fish fillets
  • 1 Egg white
  • 1/2 ts Salt
  • 2 lb Bitter melon
  • 1/2 Clove garlic
  • 3 tb Oil
  • 1 1/2 c Stock
  • 1/2 ts Salt
  • 1/2 ts Sugar
  • 1 tb Cornstarch
  • 2 tb Water


1. Soak fermented black beans.

2. Shell and devein shrimp. Mince or grind together with fish. Add egg
white and salt and knead well to blend thoroughly.

3. Slice each bitter melon crosswise in 4 thick sections. Scoop out pulp
and discard. Stuff fish mixture into pulp cavity, making a mound at the

4. Mince garlic and mash together with soaked black beans.

5. Heat oil. Add bitter melon sections, mound-side down, and brown fish
lightly. Remove from pan.

6. Add garlic-black bean mixture and stir-fry about 1 minute. Then stir in
stock, salt and sugar. Return bitter melon sections and bring to a boil.
Then simmer, covered, 20 minutes.

7. Remove bitter melon to a warm serving platter, leaving liquids in pan.
Blend cornstarch and cold water to a paste; then stir in to thicken. Pour
sauce over bitter melon and serve.

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