Bitter melon recipes?

Does anyone have any good recipe suggestions for bitter melon? I've never had it, but thought it would be fun to try.



Panfusine January 20, 2012
Bitter melon grows like a weed! Had a great harvest last year!
healthierkitchen January 20, 2012
someone just gave me some seeds which i plan to try to grow this year. Hopefully I will have some to use for these recipes!
ubs2007 January 19, 2012
Bitter melon! Wow....amazing for women's health. I'm trying to track some Punjabi recipes for this since it's a specialty dish. I'll forward when I find it.
Panfusine January 19, 2012
feel free to skip the tutorial, straight to the recipe

Alternatively, slice the melon using a mandoline, sprinkle liberally with salt & allow to sit for 1/2 hr, Squeeze out the liquid, rinse to get rid of excess salt. drizzle with olive oil & add cracked pepper. ROast in a 400 F oven for about 15-20 min until it turns golden, Spritz with a squeeze of lemon & serve
wietje January 19, 2012
Stir fry it, just like vegetables. Deseed the bitter melon, slice 1/4 inch thick, mix with salt for a few minutes then wash it to reduce the bitterness. Stir fry with chopped onion or shallot and garlic, some shrimp for flavor, red and green chilies for color, and a pinch of salt. Serve over rice. You can also stuff it (cut it into 2 inch tube) with shrimp or ground pork and steam it. Serve with sriracha.
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