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Asian Stir Fried Bitter Melon with Tofu

Ingredients

2 bitter melons (available at Asian grocery's)
1 tbs fish sauce
3 cloves chopped garlic
1/2 lb of firm tofu, cut into 1/2 inch blocks
3 tbs cooking oil
Dash of salt and cayenne pepper

Bitter melon is frequently found on Asian tables, It is not only delicious, but it is thought to have healing properties.
Directions:

  • Cut the bitter melon in half lengthwise and using a spoon scrape out the seeds and pith.
  • Slice the melon cross ways into 1/4 inch slices, evenly.
  • Cut the tofu unto 1/2 inch blocks.
  • Heat the oil in a wok using high heat. Once oil is very hot add the melon and stir constantly for 6 or 7 minutes.
  • Add the tofu and continue to stir fry for another 2 minutes.
  • Add the garlic, salt, cayenne pepper and fish sauce and stir for another minute.
  • Serve with rice.

Servings

4

Prep

15 min

Cook

10 min

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Skill Level

Easy