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Bitter Melon and Beef in Chili Black-Bean sauce

This is my second culinary experiment using some of the Bitter Melon slices I prepped for the Foodstuffs post some days ago. Again, I decided on a Chinese style dish since these are the Chinese variety of the melon but, this time, the Melon is cooked rather than left raw as it was in my Bitter Melon Salad experiment. I also kicked the spice level up a notch with a Chili Black Bean sauce in order to see how the bitterness of the melon stands up to the heat …  Continue reading “Bitter Melon and Beef in Chili Black-Bean sauce”

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Experiment: Bitter Melon Salad

In my recent ‘Foodstuffs’ post featuring Bitter Melon I did some tests of the three main methods for reducing the bitterness of the vegetable, all of which, readers will recall, produced only limited results. For my first experiment with the slices I had left over from those tests, I wanted to do something that was not only simple, but that left the melon still uncooked. The following basic salad is what I came up with… Continue reading “Experiment: Bitter Melon Salad”