Sunday, 22 September 2013

Ginisang Ampalaya na may Sotanghon

Ginisang Ampalaya na may Sotanghon
Sautéed Bitter Gourd with Cellophane Noodles

Sautéed bitter gourd or melon with cellophane noodles helps to lower blood sugar. The soup has the bitter taste that help stimulate the digestion.

  • 3 Medium size bitter gourd 
  • 20 Grams cellophane noodles
  • 1/4 Lbs Pork fats
  • 1/4 Lbs shrimp
  • 3 Cloves of garlic
  • 1 Onion
  • 1 Tomato
  • 2 Tablespoon fish sauce
  • Cooking oil
  • Salt

Directions :
  • Soak the noodles in warm water, after few minutes cut in half.
  • Reduced the amount of rendered fats, sauté garlic, onion and tomato.
  • Add pork and shrimp, stir fry for a couple of  minutes.
  • Season with fish sauce and shrimp juice, keep stirring until boil.
  • Add the cellophane noodle and simmer until cook.
  • Add bitter gourd, do not stir until bitter gourd are done.
Shrimp juice
  • Wash shrimps, remove head, peel off shell and tail of each shrimp..
  • Pound shrimp head using mortar and pestle to extract juices.
  • Dilute in 2 c. of warm water and pass thru a sieve to separate shells from the juice.
Render Fats from pork
  • Slice pork fats into cubes or small sizes.
  • Pour a small amount of water into non-stick pan.
  • Add pork, keep stirring until fats are rendered.
Cooking Tips :
  1. Pork fats can be replace with vegetable oil.
  2. Adding bitter gourd, do not stir to avoid the bitter taste of the soup.
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