Chinese Stuffed Bitter Guard / Melon Recipe

Stuffed Bitter Guard/Melon

Ingredients:

4 bitter-gourds

151g pork

4 cloves of garlic

Marinade:

1 tsp salt

2 tsp cornstarch

1/3 tsp chicken powder

1 Tbsp dark soy sauce;

dash of sesame oil; dash of pepper

Seasoning :

1 tsp sugar

1/2 tsp chicken stock (powder)

1/2 tsp dark soy sauce

125ml chicken stock;

2 Tbsp crushed fermented black beans

Thickening :

1 tsp cornstarch

1 Tbsp water

Directions:

Chop pork finely (or use ground pork) and marinate for 10 minutes. Set aside.

Wash and seed bitter gourds. Cut into ring-shapes. Put gourds in water to boil for two to three minutes. Rinse in cold water and wipe dry. Wait for gourds to cool off. Spread cornstarch on the inside ring of gourds. Then stuff in pieces of pork.

Sauté garlic in a wok. Put in bitter melons to fry for 2 minutes. Flip over the other side to fry for another 2 minutes. Add in seasoning and then fry a little longer until pork is thoroughly cooked. Put in thickening. Ready to serve.

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