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Shrimp and Bitter Melon

Fish and Seafood

Shrimp and Bitter Melon
1 Tablespoon vegetable oil
2 Tablespoons black beans, rinsed and chopped
½ pound fresh shrimp, peeled, veins discarded, each cut in four pieces
1 bitter melon, peeled, seeds discarded, and coarsely chopped
5 teaspoons cornstarch, divided
1 teaspoon granulated sugar
1 Tablespoon thin soy sauce
2 scallions, slivered on an angle
½ cup chicken stock

1. Heat a wok or a large fry pan, then add the oil and when hot, add the black beans and shrimp and stir-fry for one minute.
2. Then add bitter melon and half the corn starch, stir- fry one minute, then add sugar, soy sauce, and scallions, and stir-fry one minute.
3. Mix in the rest of the cornstarch stirred with the chicken stock and keep stirring this until it thickens. Do serve in a pre-heated bowl.

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