Bitter Melon Stir Fry

Bitter Melon Stir Fry


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About this recipe: This is a favourite Filipino stir fry, and if you're a fan of bitter melon, you'll love it too.


Serves: 5 

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 225g pork loin, cut into small cubes
  • 225g tiger prawns, peeled and deveined
  • 1 tomato, chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 bitter melon, seeded and sliced

Prep:20min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Ready in:45min 

  1. Heat the olive oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Cook the onion and garlic in the hot oil until fragrant, about 5 minutes. Mix the pork into the onion and garlic; cook until no longer pink, about 5 minutes. Stir the prawns into the mixture and cook until no longer translucent, about 5 minutes more. Add the tomatoes; season with salt and pepper. Continue cooking until the tomatoes soften, about 5 minutes. Stir the bitter melon through the mixture and cook until the melon is tender, about 5 minutes. Serve hot.


Bitter melon is available in Chinese and Asian markets.

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