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Braised Bitter Melon Stuffed With Minced Fish

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My Braised Bitter Melon Stuffed With Minced Fish turned out to be an instantaneous hit, the moment I tried it out. Learn how to prepare this popular Chinese Braised Bitter Melon Stuffed With Minced Fish dish with this recipe. Highly recommended if you are a lover of fish!
Ingredients
  Fermented black beans 2 Teaspoon
  Shrimp 1 Pound
  Fish fillets 1 Pound
  Egg white 1
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Bitter melon 2 Pound
  Water 2 Tablespoon
  Garlic 1⁄2 Clove (2.5 gm)
  Oil 3 Tablespoon
  Stock 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Sugar 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Cornstarch 1 Tablespoon
Directions

1.Soak fermented black beans.
2. Shell and devein shrimp. Mince or grind together with fish. Add egg white and salt and knead well to blend thoroughly.
3. Slice each bitter melon crosswise in 4 thick sections. Scoop out pulp and discard. Stuff fish mixture into pulp cavity, making a mound at the top.
4. Mince garlic and mash together with soaked black beans.
5. Heat oil. Add bitter melon sections, mound-side down, and brown fish lightly. Remove from pan.
6. Add garlic-black bean mixture and stir-fry about 1 minute. Then stir in stock, salt and sugar. Return bitter melon sections and bring to a boil. Then simmer, covered, 20 minutes.
7. Remove bitter melon to a warm serving platter, leaving liquids in pan. Blend cornstarch and cold water to a paste; then stir in to thicken. Pour sauce over bitter melon and serve.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
Chinese
Method: 
Braising
Ingredient: 
Fish

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