Braised Bitter Melon Stuffed With Minced Fish Recipe

My Braised Bitter Melon Stuffed With Minced Fish turned out to be an instantaneous hit, the moment I tried it out. Learn how to prepare this popular Chinese Braised Bitter Melon Stuffed With Minced Fish dish with this recipe. Highly recommended if you are a lover of fish!

Summary

CuisineMethod
Main Ingredient

Ingredients

 Fermented black beans2 Teaspoon
 Shrimp1 Pound
 Fish fillets1 Pound
 Egg white1
 Salt1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Bitter melon2 Pound
 Water2 Tablespoon
 Garlic1⁄2 Clove (2.5 gm)
 Oil3 Tablespoon
 Stock1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
 Sugar1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Cornstarch1 Tablespoon

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 1596 Calories from Fat 602

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 68 g104.6%

Saturated Fat 8.1 g40.7%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 992.9 mg

Sodium 2708.2 mg112.8%

Total Carbohydrates 56 g18.8%

Dietary Fiber 26 g103.9%

Sugars 2.9 g

Protein 194 g388.9%

Vitamin A 102.2% Vitamin C 1287.5%

Calcium 67.8% Iron 85%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Directions

1.Soak fermented black beans.
2. Shell and devein shrimp. Mince or grind together with fish. Add egg white and salt and knead well to blend thoroughly.
3. Slice each bitter melon crosswise in 4 thick sections. Scoop out pulp and discard. Stuff fish mixture into pulp cavity, making a mound at the top.
4. Mince garlic and mash together with soaked black beans.
5. Heat oil. Add bitter melon sections, mound-side down, and brown fish lightly. Remove from pan.
6. Add garlic-black bean mixture and stir-fry about 1 minute. Then stir in stock, salt and sugar. Return bitter melon sections and bring to a boil. Then simmer, covered, 20 minutes.
7. Remove bitter melon to a warm serving platter, leaving liquids in pan. Blend cornstarch and cold water to a paste; then stir in to thicken. Pour sauce over bitter melon and serve.
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