Pork Stuffed Bitter Melon

Bitter melon is known for its detoxifying health benefits. One must taste some bitterness before fully appreciating life’s sweetness. The bitter melon provides a good balance to dishes that are rich and heavy like the Braised Pork Belly. This recipe incorporates slices of bitter melon stuffed with ground pork filling resulting in beautiful pieces of yum.

Ingredients:

1 medium sized bitter melon

1/2 pound of ground pork

1 whole scallion (chopped)

1 teaspoon of light soy sauce

1 teaspoon of sesame oil

1/4 teaspoon of salt

1/4 teaspoon of ground white pepper

1/4 teaspoon of cornstarch

Directions:

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For the filling, mix together pork, scallions, soy sauce, sesame oil, salt, white ground pepper and cornstarch.

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Trim away the ends of bitter melon and slice into 1/2 inch thick pieces. Remove the seed pockets from the centers of the slices with a small knife. Fill each center completely with a scoop of the filling mixture.

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Steam until filling is entirely cooked about 8 to 10 minutes. Transfer to a plate. Ready to serve.

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Pork Stuffed Bitter Melon

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: easy
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Healthy Detox with Bitter Melon

Bitter melon is known for its detoxifying health benefits. One must taste some bitterness before fully appreciating life’s sweetness. The bitter melon provides a good balance to dishes that are rich and heavy like the Braised Pork Belly. This recipe incorporates slices of bitter melon stuffed with ground pork filling resulting in beautiful pieces of yum.


Credit: cookboldfood.com

Ingredients

1 medium sized bitter melon
1/4 pound of ground pork
1 whole scallion (chopped)
1 teaspoon of light soy sauce
1 teaspoon of sesame oil
1/4 teaspoon of salt
1/4 teaspoon of ground white pepper
1/4 teaspoon of cornstarch

Directions

1. For the filling, mix together pork, scallions, soy sauce, sesame oil, salt, white ground pepper and cornstarch.
2. Trim away the ends of bitter melon and slice into 1/2 inch thick pieces.
3. Remove the seed pockets from the centers of the slices with a small knife.
4. Fill each center completely with a scoop of the filling mixture.
5. Steam until filling is entirely cooked about 8 to 10 minutes. Transfer to a plate. Ready to serve.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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