Bitter Melon Stir Fry

Bitter Melon Stir Fry
Budget-friendly recipe
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Bitter melon is in the same family of foods as squash, watermelon, cantaloupes, and cucumbers. It has a bitter taste, but is loaded with vitamins!

Ingredients

1

seeded and sliced

1
tablespoon
3

crushed

1

diced

½
pound
½
pound

peeled and deveined*

1

chopped

What You'll Need

  • Measuring spoons
  • Cutting board
  • Chef knife
  • Pot
  • Skillet
  • Wooden spoon

Directions

  1. Place sliced bitter melon in boiling water until just tender (2 - 3 minutes). Drain.
  2. Heat olive oil in skillet over medium heat. Sautee onions for about 5 minutes until tender.
  3. Add garlic; sauté an additional 2 minutes; mix in pork and cook until no longer pink.
  4. Add shrimp; cook about 5 minutes until done.
  5. Add tomato, bitter melon and soy sauce; cook until tender.

Chef Tips

  • Cubed tofu or chicken can be substituted for the pork and shrimp.

Nutrition Info and more

Serving size:
1
cup
Total calories:
228
Total fat:
7.4 g
Saturated fat:
1.6 g
Carbohydrates:
9.4 g
Protein:
30 g
Fiber:
2 g
Sodium:
404 mg
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