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Chicken with Bitter Melon


Chicken with Bitter Melon
3 bittermelons
2 Tablespoons soy sauce
2 Tablespoons dry sherry
1 Tablespoon sesame oil
2 Tablespoons cornstarch
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1 whole boneless chicken breast, cut into thin strips
2 Tablespoons corn oil
2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
2 slices ginger root, minced
2 Tablespoons black beans, rinsed and mashed
2 Tablespoons cornstarch
1 teaspoon sugar
1. Cut bitter melon in half the long way, remove the seeds. Then thinly slice, and blanch for two minutes.
2. Mix soy sauce, sherry, sesame oil, cornstarch, and sugar and then stir in the cut-up chicken.
3. Heat oil and fry the garlic and ginger for thirty seconds, next add the bitter melon slices and stir-fry for two minutes.
4. Add chicken and stir-fry for two more minutes or until the chicken just loses its pink color.
5. Mix cornstarch with an equal amount of cold water and add the sugar. Stir well and add to the chicken mixture. Stir-fry until the sauce clears and evenly coats all the ingredients. Then serve.

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