Bitter Melon Stir-Fry

Bitter Melon Stir-Fry

by Julien Muller 6 months ago
3 (1)
25 minutes
159.5 kcal
4.5 g carbs
Description

This is a favorite Filipino vegetable dish, although the slightly bitter taste of bitter melon needs a lot of getting used to. Cooking it this way lightens the bitter taste.

Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • ½ pound pork loin, cut into small cubes
  • ½ pound tiger prawns, peeled and deveined
  • 1 tomato, chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 bitter melon, seeded and sliced
Directions
  1. 1. Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Cook the onion and garlic in the hot oil until fragrant, about 5 minutes. Mix the pork into the onion and garlic; cook until no longer pink, about 5 minutes. Stir the prawns into the mixture and cook until no longer translucent, about 5 minutes more. Add the tomatoes; season with salt and pepper. Continue cooking until the tomatoes soften, about 5 minutes. Stir the bitter melon through the mixture and cook until the melon is tender, about 5 minutes. Serve hot.
Nutrition Facts
serving: 5 servings
calories: 159.5 kcal
carbohydrates: 4.5 g
protein: 16.1 g
saturated fat: 1.8 g
cholesterol: 90.7 mg
sodium: 128.2 mg
fiber: 1.7 g
sugar: 1.4 g