Bitter Melon Brilliance: A Reddit Recipe Roundup

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Classic Bitter Melon Stir Fry

Ingredients:

I Tried Bitter Melon For The First Time! : r/asianeats
I Tried Bitter Melon For The First Time! : r/asianeats

2 bitter melons, thinly sliced
1 onion, sliced
2 cloves of garlic, minced
1 red chili, sliced
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon oyster sauce
1 teaspoon sugar
Salt and pepper to taste
2 tablespoons vegetable oil

Steps:

Heat vegetable oil in a pan over medium heat.
Add garlic and onion, and sauté until fragrant.
Add bitter melon slices and red chili, and stir fry for 5 minutes.
Season with soy sauce, oyster sauce, sugar, salt, and pepper.
Cook for another 2-3 minutes until the bitter melon is tender but still slightly crunchy.
Serve hot with steamed rice.

Bitter Melon Salad with Shrimp

Ingredients:

1 bitter melon, thinly sliced
1 carrot, julienned
10 cherry tomatoes, halved
1/2 cup cooked shrimp, peeled and deveined
1/4 cup roasted peanuts
2 tablespoons fish sauce
1 tablespoon lime juice
1 tablespoon honey
1 clove of garlic, minced
1 red chili, sliced

Steps:

In a small bowl, whisk together fish sauce, lime juice, honey, garlic, and red chili.
In a large bowl, combine bitter melon, carrot, cherry tomatoes, shrimp, and roasted peanuts.
Pour the dressing over the salad and toss to combine.
Chill in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes before serving.
Garnish with additional peanuts and chili slices, if desired.