Recipe for Bitter Melon Pan with Dried Shrimp

Recipe for Bitter Melon Pan with Dried Shrimp

Recipe for Bitter Melon Pan with Dried Shrimp
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Servings: 3 to 4
amount per serving
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 1g3%
5 mg2%
565 mg25%
dietary fiber 3g9%
Total sugar 11g
Vitamin C 63 mg315%
Calcium 27 mg2%
Iron 1 mg4%
Potassium 353 mg8th %
*The % Daily Value (DV) indicates how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories per day is used for general nutritional advice.

(Nutritional information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

As the name suggests, bitter melon tastes bitter. The combination with a salty, sweet and hot sauce made from garlic, chili, soy sauce, rice wine and a pinch of sugar helps to tame and balance the bitterness. Dried shrimp add a hint of umami flavor and a nice texture. You can find dried shrimp in Asian markets. it can also be ordered online.

Bitter melon is commonly used in Chinese, Indian, and Southeast Asian cuisines. Depending on how it is prepared, it can be soft or crunchy. This recipe leaves the vegetables crisp-tender and makes a delicious side dish that pairs well with a range of dishes. Serve roasted bitter melon with your favorite entree like beef chow fun, chicken chop suey, or five spice baked tofu.

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