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Bitter Melon with Steak

Beef

Bitter Melon with Steak
Ingredients:
1 pound bitter melon
8 ounces flank steak
6 slices ginger, shredded
1 scallion, minced
2 teaspoons soy sauce
1 teaspoon sugar
1 Tablespoon oyster sauce
2 teaspoons dry sherry
3 Tablespoons canola or corn oil
2 cloves garlic
2 teaspoons cornstarch mixed with two teaspoons cold water
Preparation:
1. Prepare the bitter melon by cutting it in half length-wise. Discard seeds and pulp. Then cut it into one-inch thick pieces. Parboil them in boiling water for one or two minutes, and drain.
2. Cut beef steak with the grain into two-inch strips. Slice the strips across the grain into half-inch thick pieces.
3. Mix the steak with ginger, scallions, soy sauce, sugar, oyster sauce, and sherry.
4. Heat oil, add garlic and stir-fry for ten to twenty seconds. Add beef mixture and stir-fry for one minute before adding the bitter melon mixture. Stirfry this for two minutes, then add the corn starch mixture and cook until the sauce thickens. Then serve.
Approximate nutrient analysis when serving four persons. Each serving has 189 calories, 5 g carbohydrate, 13 g protein, 326 mg sodium, 13 g total fat, and 22 mg cholesterol.

                                                                                                                                                       
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