Photo attribution: Radha Blackman
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!
1 Bitter Melon ripe, seeded, and sliced
1/2 pound Shrimp medium, peeled and deveined
Place sliced bitter melon in boiling water until just tender (2 - 3 minutes). Drain.
Heat olive oil in skillet over medium heat. Sautee onions for about 5 minutes until tender.
Add garlic; sauté an additional 2 minutes; mix in pork and cook until no longer pink.
Add shrimp; cook about 5 minutes until done.
Add tomato, bitter melon and soy sauce; cook until tender.
- Cubed tofu or chicken can be substituted for the pork and shrimp.
|Amount Per Serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 7.4 g||9%|
|Saturated Fat 1.6 g||8%|
|Sodium 404 mg||18%|
|Total Carbohydrate 9.4 g||3%|
|Dietary Fiber 2 g||7%|
|Protein 30 g|
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs: