Ginisang Ampalaya with Shrimp and Egg

Yields: 2 Servings Difficulty: Easy Prep Time: 15 Mins Cook Time: 15 Mins Total Time: 30 Mins
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Ampalaya or bitter melon has its bitter reputation, hence the name. Bitterness aside, this super food is packed with lots of nutrients that should be part of a healthy diet.

Ginisa or sauteed is just one of the many ways to prepare it that I’m sure you’ll love.


0/13 Ingredients
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    Shrimp Preparation
  • Sauteeing


0/12 Instructions
  • In a bowl, combine shrimp, ground black pepper, salt and cayenne pepper (optional). Mix until well-blended. Then, set aside.
  • In a hot pan, add 1 1/2 tbsp cooking oil. Sear the marinated shrimp on both sides for about a minute.
  • Remove shrimp from the pan when it's done. Then, set aside.
  • In the same pan, add 3-5 tbsp cooking oil.
  • Add onion and saute until it's soft.
  • Then, add garlic and saute until it turns light golden brown.
  • Add chopped tomato and saute until it's wilted.
  • Add sliced ampalaya (or bitter melon) and give it a quick mix.
  • Add a dash of salt and pepper then mix it again for about a minute.
  • Add fish sauce and mix for 30 seconds. Then, add the beaten eggs and mix for about a minute.
  • Lastly, add shrimp and saute for 3-5 minutes or until the eggs are fully cooked.
  • Serve with steamed rice while it's hot. Enjoy!

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