Bittermelon Spare RibsQuan
Not for the faint at heart. Bittermelon is an acquired taste. This recipe packs a bunch between the golden kick of the melon and the tang of the black bean garlic sauce.
- 1 bitter melon (1 pound cubed, 2 inches diameter)
- Black bean garlic sauce (1.5 spoon)
- Spare Ribs (16 pieces cut cube size 2 inches in diameter)
- Garlic (1 spoon)
Stove on medium, with oiled pot.
Start sauteing spare ribs in pot
Put garlic and black bean garlic sauce
Add some water so pot doesn’t stick
Saute about 2 mins until meat is fully covered by sauce
Add half a teaspoon of sugar
Add bitter melon chunks
Stir fry, add splashes of water so that pot doesn’t stick. Color of sauce should be about color of molasses, not very watery
After abut 3 minutes of stir frying and it looks like flavor has set, add about a cup of water and then cover pot, turn stove to low, cook until bitter melon is soft to taste.
Taste, if too salty add sugar
Once taste is to preference, add one teaspoon of cornstarch with a splash of water to set and thicken sauce.