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Pumpkin, Bitter Melon, and Small Dried Fish

Vegetables, also Vegetarian Foods

Pumpkin, Bitter Melon, and Small Dried Fish
1 bitter melon, cut in half, seeds and pith removed, then cut into two-inch by half-inch strips
1 teaspoon coarse salt
1 pound Chinese pumpkin, peeled and cut into two-inch by half-inch strips
1 hundred year preserved duck egg, diced
1 cup vegetable oil
1 cup small dried fish
1 teaspoon broad bean paste
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon thin soy sauce
1 teaspoon sesame oil
1 teaspoon sesame seeds
1. Soak bitter melon pieces in two cups of water and coarse salt for half an hour. Drain, rinse, and drain again.
2. Put bitter melon into boiling water for three minutes, drain and put into a serving bowl.
3, Put pumpkin into boiling water and simmer for fifteen minutes, drain, and put into same bowl with the bitter melon.
4 . Heat wok, add oil, and deep fry the small fish until crispy. Drain on paper towels, and add to the items in the bowl.
5. Mix broad bean paste, sugar, soy sauce, and sesame oil and pour over ingredients in the bowl. Toss them, sprinkle with sesame seeds and serve.

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