Bitter Gourd with Minced Meat

Bitter Gourd with Minced Meat

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Bitter Gourd with Minced Meat

Bitter Gourd with Minced Meat

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Course: MainCuisine: AsianDifficulty: Easy


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  • Ingredients A
  • 225 g minced chicken

  • 1 medium -sized dried shiitake mushrooms, soak

  • 1 small onion

  • 1/2 tsp minced ginger

  • 1 tsp minced garlic

  • 1/2 carrot, roughly chopped

  • Ingredients B
  • 1/2 tbsp light soy sauce

  • 1/2 tbsp oyster sauce

  • 1/2 tsp salt

  • 1 tsp caster sugar

  • 1/2 tsp ground white pepper

  • Ingredients C
  • 1 medium sized bitter gourd

  • 1 tsp salt

  • Ingredients D
  • 1 tbsp black bean paste (optional)

  • 1/2 cup chicken stock

  • 1 tbsp cornstarch + 2 tbsp water

  • 1 tbsp oyster sauce

  • 1 tsp soy sauce

  • 1 tsp sesame oil


  • Slice bitter gourd and remove seeds. Toss with salt and leave to stand for 15 mins. Pour away excess water and pat dry.
  • Place ingredients A into a chopper and blitz till smooth. Add in ingredients B and blitz till combined well.
  • Stuff minced meat mixture into the centre of the bitter gourd and place on a heat proof dish. Steam for 15 mins.
  • For the sauce, heat all ingredients D together in a small saucepan till it thickens. Pour over steamed bitter gourd.

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