Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Bitter Melon

Last week in my CSA share, there was a bitter melon.  Having never encountered this vegetable, I had no idea what to do with it.   I have a wonderful reference/cookbook called Vegetables from Amaranth to Zucchini, by Elizabeth Schneider and there was a section on bitter melon.

The melon

Sliced, a 1/4 inch thick.  Salt and let sit in a colander for 30 min.  Rinse and pat dry

Heat oil and stir fry until brown

Drain on paper towel, then toss with paprika, salt and lime juice.  Delicious!

I had some leftover rice so stir fried with soy sauce, ketchup and brown sugar.  Added edaname and peas.

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