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.

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Ingredients

5
Original recipe yields 5 servings
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Directions

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  • 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.

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Nutrition Facts

159.5 calories; protein 16.1g 32% DV; carbohydrates 4.5g 1% DV; fat 8.4g 13% DV; cholesterol 90.7mg 30% DV; sodium 128.2mg 5% DV. Full Nutrition

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07/05/2011
Bitter melon is different but good to stabilize blood sugar. I added ginger didn't have tomato and used "patis" instead of using shrimp. Boiled bitter melon first to remove some of the bitterness; used vegetable broth to simmer and marry flavors. Also added black bean garlic sauce. My husband liked it. Read More
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