Pork Stuffed Bitter Melon
This is a classic Chinese dish. Bitter melon is stuffed with a delicious mixture of minced pork, then pan-fried and simmered with a garlic and black bean sauce. Serve with freshly cooked rice.
Stuff the bitter melon as much as possible, as the meat will shrink when it's cooked.
Add some water when stir-frying the pork. This will give the pork a fluffier texture.
Bitter melon, dried shrimp, and black bean and garlic sauce may be purchased in Indian/South Asian specialty stores.
Substitute 1 tablespoon dark soy sauce for the 1 1/2 teaspoons light soy sauce, if desired.