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Bitter Melon and Pork with Black Beans

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Demonstrated by: 2002 Narcissus Queen Kuuleialoha Chun.
2003 Narcissus Festival.

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Ingredients:

Bitter Melon and Pork with Black Beans

  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 lb pork, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons dau see (Chinese preserved black beans), rinsed and drained
  • 2 cloves garlic, grated
  • 1-inch piece ginger root, grated
  • 2 tablespoons peanut oil
  • 2 teaspoons powdered chicken bouillon seasoning
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3 large bitter melon, seeded and cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • 1 Maui onion, sliced

Directions:

Sprinkle cornstarch over pork slices; mix and let stand. Combine black beans, garlic, and ginger; mash together and set aside. Heat oil in skillet; brown pork. Add black bean mixture; stir fry for 2 minutes. Add chicken seasoning and the water. Stir in bitter melon and onion. Cover and simmer for 6 minutes or until bitter melon is tender. Makes 4 servings.

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Substituting extra firm tofu for the pork works well. I sprinkled the tofu with corn starch and stir fried it before adding it to the bitter melon.

by Kooltutu on 8/2/2020