Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Stuffed Bitter Gourd

"Bitter gourd has excellent medicinal virtues. It is antidotal, antipyretic tonic, appetizing, stomachic, antibilious and laxative." Source

But not everyone like the taste of bitter gourd. Someone even told me that he will feel dizziness after eating bitter gourd. Haha. Hard to believe. So, I decided to take up the challenge. The result? He finished 3-4 stuffed bitter gourds. :)

Here is the recipe.

Preparing the stuffed bitter gourd....
1) Wash and cut the bitter gourd into 1 inch thickness rings.
2) Remove the center part of the bitter gourd.
3) Do not wash the bitter gourd again, else the filling will not stick to the bitter gourd.
4) Fill with fish and meat paste.
5) Pan fry both side of the bitter gourd until slightly browned.
6) Remove and set aside.

Preparing the gravy....
1) Remove some oil if it is too much. With the frying oil, stir fry minced garlic, minced shallot and minced ginger until fragrant.
2) Add in fermented bean paste, light soy sauce, pepper, sugar and water.
3) Place the bitter gourd and cook until it is soft.
4) Take out the bitter gourd.
5) Thicken the sauce with corn flour and drizzle on the bitter gourd.


Dash said...

Looks really appetizing. So, did your friend fainted after eating so much of bitter gourd =)?

cariso said...

Does it still taste bitter?

soo sean said...

Hi Dash and Cariso,
I felt that it was still bitter. But I love to eat bitter gourd, so it was ok for me. I thought my friend would definitely faint after eating the bitter gourd. So, I warned him before he took it. But he said it was not bitter. Maybe the filling had done a wonderful job in covering the bitter taste. You can see that I tried to stuff as much as I can. ;)

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