What to cook with bitter melon?

chuck
  • Posted by: chuck
  • September 20, 2013
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Sugartoast September 22, 2013
My Mom typically did a stir fry with ground pork and thinly sliced bitter melon. Sometimes she would add Chinese dried shrimp, or black bean paste, for extra punch.
 
karen06 September 21, 2013
Slice thin and deep fry until crisp. Sprinkle salt, cayenne and amchur powder (or lemon juice). Yummm!!!
 
Panfusine September 20, 2013
here are a couple of recipes.. The key is to salt the bittermelon to remove the bitterness or fry it out to manageable levels, As with Chile peppers, there is no guarantee that 2 fruits from the same plant will have the same levels of bitterness.
http://www.panfusine.com/2011/10/thursday-tutorials-call-me-melon.html
and another (Karela is the hindi term for bitter melon)
https://www.facebook.com/notes/panfusine/kokum-spiced-potatoes-karela-tomatoes/685761431451922
 
David September 20, 2013
It's come up on the hotline previously
http://www.food52.com/hotline/search?q=bitter+melon
 
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