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Saturday, October 30, 2010

Ampalaya con Chorizo

Ampalaya also known as Bitter Gourd or Bitter Melon is a fruit packed with nutritional benefits.
And this is another favorite filipino family meal. But instead of using the usual beef strips, i am using chinese chorizo with this menu..i love the salty-sweety taste flavor it gives, It subdues the bitter taste of ampalaya, even the kids will surely eat this.

1 ampalaya (large)
2 pcs tomatoes (med)
2 cloves garlic(minced)
onion (chopped)
2 pcs chinese chorizo (thinly sliced)
2 eggs (beaten)
1/2 cup beef broth

How to prepare:

1.) Saute onion, garlic, tomatoes and chorizo  in a pan over medium heat.
2.) Add the broth.
3.) Add the ampalaya (seeded and sliced). Add salt and pepper to taste (as desired).
4.) Slowly stir. Cook for about 3-5 minutes. then add the eggs. Stir. Serve.

>It is better to use freshly harvested ampalaya.
>To lessen the bitter taste, soak the sliced ampalaya in cold water (others add a dash of salt). Let it sit for about 5-10 minutes before cooking.
>Do not overcook.


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