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Fish Stuffed Bitter Melon

Fish and Seafood

Fish Stuffed Bitter Melon
3 bitter melons, green or white, sliced into rings about one-inch wide, seeds discarded, then blanched for two minutes
1 pound cod or halibut, skin discarded, bones removed, the flesh chopped
3 Tablespoons minced fresh ginger, divided
1 Tablespoon thin soy sauce
1 teaspoon sesame oil
½ cup minced fresh coriander
2 scallions, thinly sliced on an angle
1/4 teaspoon ground white pepper
3 Tablespoons cornstarch
2 Tablespoons vegetable oil

1. Blanch bitter melon pieces for two minutes, then pt them in cold water for two more, then dry them with a dish towel.
2. Mix fish filets with half the ginger, the soy sauce, sesame oil, coriander, scallions, pepper, and one tablespoon of the cornstarch, mixing well, or putting in a blender for one minute.
3. Toss the dried bitter melon with the rest of the cornstarch and stuff a tablespoon of fish between every two slices.
4. Put oil in a wok or fry pan, and cook the stuffed bitter melon pieces until golden brown on each side, then remove these pairs to paper towels.
5. Now put the black beans, garlic, ginger, chili pepper pieces, oyster sauce, and the soy sauce and sugar into the wok and str for two minutes, then add the bitter melon packages and coat with some of the black bean sauce, and then serve them.

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