Category: Cantonese cuisine
The Practice of Brewing Meat with Hakka Momordica charantia in Guangdong Province
"Guangdong balsam pear meat is a Hakka dish, but also popular with other dialect groups. Momordica charantia is a nutritious vegetable and fruit. For me, I only learned to like it when I was an adult. Now let's see how it works.
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Preparing food ingredients
The trick of bitter melon: In order to reduce bitterness, salt is sprinkled on bitter melon. Mix well and let stand for 30 minutes. Discharge balsam pear juice. Rinse 2 - 3 times.
STEPS: Procedures of Bitter Melon Brewing
1. Cut balsam pear into 1 cm ring. You can cut diagonals horizontally like me. Then remove the white sponge with a spoon.
2. Combine minced pork with chopped onions, chestnuts and seasonings (oyster oil, sauce, salt, pepper, cornmeal). Stir well with a spoon or a pair of chopsticks. Fill the paste with balsam pear until it bulges slightly to make sure there is no void. Flatten the paste with a spoon on the back.
3. I added a medlar to each balsam pear slice. It not only achieves the aesthetic purpose, but also adds natural sweetness to the dish.
4. Boil the water over high heat. Put the bitter gourd meat on the steamer. If you want the bitter gourd to be softer, steamed over medium-high heat for 15 or 20 minutes. Don't steam it too long, bitter melon will turn mushy.
5. Turn off the fire and take it out of the pot. Sprinkle with coriander leaves. The steaming process injects all the flavors into the minced meat to make it both delicious and sweet. Every piece you bite is so delicious and juicy.
Here is another SECRET: Nutritional Secret Language
1. Bitter gourd is not only a kind of food, but also very beneficial to diabetic patients. This is because balsam pear has hypoglycemic effect. In an article in the 2011 Open Journal of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, bitter melon contains insulin-like substances. Tests show that it can regulate how much glucose the intestine absorbs and stimulate glucose intake like insulin.