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Bitter Melon with Shrimp Stir-Fry

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Learn how to make an amazing Bitter Melon with Shrimp, a mouthwatering dish great for any occasion.
25MIN
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Ingredients

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Servings:
2
Serves 2
5 oz
Shrimp , deveined
1 tsp
Green Caribbean Seasoning
1 tsp
Curry Powder
5
Thai Chili Peppers
1
Large  Bitter Melon
3 Tbsp
Vegetable Oil , divided
3 cloves
Garlic , crushed
to taste
Fresh Ginger , sliced
1/2 tsp
2 Tbsp
Water
1 tsp
Brown Sugar

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Nutrition Per Serving

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CALORIES
270
FAT
21.6 g
PROTEIN
12.3 g
CARBS
8.8 g

Cooking Instructions

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Step 1
Season the Shrimp (0.25 pound) with Ground Black Pepper (1 pinch), Green Caribbean Seasoning (1 teaspoon) and Curry Powder (1 teaspoon). Mix and set aside to marinate.
Step 2
Make about 4 incisions on each of the Thai Chili Pepper (5) without cutting through.
Step 3
Slice the Bitter Melon (1) in half and using a spoon scrape the insides out.
Step 4
In a large pan over medium heat add Vegetable Oil (2 tablespoon) and seasoned shrimp. Stir fry for about a minute and then remove and set aside on a plate.
Step 5
Add more Vegetable Oil (1 tablespoon). Toss in the Thai chili peppers, Garlic (3 clove), Fresh Ginger (to taste) and stir for 30 seconds.
Step 6
Add in the Bitter Melon and stir continuously. Season with Salt (1/2 teaspoon) and continue to stir on low heat. Add Water (2 tablespoon) to steam and soften the bitter melon.
Step 7
As the water steams up, add Brown Sugar (1 teaspoon) and stir. Let it cook for 4 minutes and then raise the heat to medium high.
Step 8
Add the shrimp and stir for another 30 seconds. Serve and enjoy!

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Nutrition Per Serving
Calories
270
% Daily Value*
Fat
21.6 g
28%
Saturated Fat
17.3 g
86%
Trans Fat
0.0 g
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Cholesterol
91.3 mg
30%
Carbohydrates
8.8 g
3%
Fiber
1.8 g
6%
Sugars
2.7 g
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Protein
12.3 g
25%
Sodium
878.9 mg
38%
Vitamin D
--
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Calcium
63.4 mg
5%
Iron
1.1 mg
6%
Potassium
220.3 mg
5%
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