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Stir-Fried Pork and Bitter Melon

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Category: Meat

 Ingredients List

  • 1 tb Fermented black beans
  • 1 Or
  • 2 Cloves garlic
  • 1/2 lb Lean pork
  • 1 ts Cornstarch
  • 1 ts Soy sauce
  • 2 ts Sherry
  • 1/4 ts Sugar
  • 1 lb Bitter melon
  • 2 ts Cornstarch
  • 1 ts Soy sauce
  • 1/2 ts Sugar
  • 2 ts Water
  • 1 ds Pepper
  • 2 Or
  • 3 tb Oil
  • 1/2 c Stock


1. Soak fermented black beans. Mince garlic, then mash with drained

2. Slice pork thin against the grain. Combine cornstarch, soy sauce,
sherry and sugar; then add to pork and toss to coat.

3. Cut bitter melon lengthwise in half (scoop out the seeds), then cut
crosswise in 1/16-inch slices. Parboil 2 to 3 minutes.

4. Blend remaining cornstarch, soy sauce and sugar to a paste with cold
water and pepper.

5. Heat oil. Add garlic-black bean mixture and stir-fry 1/2 minute. Add
pork and stir-fry until it loses its pinkness (about 2 minutes).

6. Add bitter melon and stir-fry to coat with oil (about 1 minute).

7. Stir in and heat stock quickly; then cook, covered, 2 minutes over
medium heat. Stir in cornstarch mixture to thicken. Serve at once.

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