Fried Shrimp Meat with Bitter Gourd

Bitter gourd, quite like jackfruit, makes some people scramble for it but others avert. However, as a kind of vegetable with high nutrition value, it is rich in abundant protein, cellulose, vitamin C and B, linoleic acid, etc. Among all these, the amount of vitamin C is the highest among all melon vegetables. Also, it boasts of multiple effects of losing weight, reducing blood fat, fighting against cancer, beautifying oneself, eliminating toxin and etc. Therefore, it has been increasingly emphasized by people. In summer, people get inflamed easily, so it’s better to eat some bitter gourd.

Fried Shrimp Meat with Bitter Gourd

Bitter gourd has always been called “the gentleman vegetable”, because it is bitter itself, but its bitterness can not be penetrated into other food ingredients. If you make fish, meat or fried shrimp meat with it, it will not be tainted by other flavor.

Difficulty: cutting (elementary)
Cooking time: about 10 minutes
Ingredients: fresh shrimp; bitter gourd
Seasonings: ginger slice; cooking wine; starch; oil and salt

Directions:

1. Prepare the raw materials. Remove the head and shell of the fresh shrimp, and then pick out the shrimp thread in the second and the third section with toothpick.

Fried Shrimp Meat with Bitter Gourd Fried Shrimp Meat with Bitter Gourd

2. Mix the cleaned shrimp meat evenly with salt, ginger slice, cooking wine and starch. Boil the water in a frying pan, add 1 tbsp of salt and several drops of oil, blanch the bitter gourd.

Fried Shrimp Meat with Bitter Gourd Fried Shrimp Meat with Bitter Gourd

3. Heat the oil in the frying pan and add the preserved shrimp meat, stir fry. When the shrimp meat turns red, add the blanched bitter gourd.

Fried Shrimp Meat with Bitter Gourd Fried Shrimp Meat with Bitter Gourd

4. Stir fry for a while, add seasonings such as salt. Finally thicken the mixture with cornstarch and water.

Fried Shrimp Meat with Bitter Gourd Fried Shrimp Meat with Bitter Gourd

Cooking Tips
Remove the head and the shell of the fresh shrimp, and then pick out the shrimp thread in the second and the third section with toothpick. Preserve the cleaned shrimp meat with salt and ginger slices. Blanching bitter gourd can not only preheat it, shorten the frying time, but also decrease some bitterness. First quickly fry the fried shrimp meat. When the shrimp meat changes color, blanch the bitter gourd. Stir fry it and then add salt. Finally thicken the mixture with cornstarch and water.