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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Ginisang Ampalaya (Sauteed Bitter Melon) with Shrimp and Egg is a flavorful and nutritious dish that is popular in Filipino cuisine. This dish combines the bitter taste of ampalaya, also known as bitter melon, with the savory flavor of shrimp and the richness of eggs.

Ampalaya, or bitter melon, is a vegetable that is known for its bitter taste. However, its bitterness is also what makes it so healthy. It is rich in vitamins and minerals, such as vitamin C, A, and K, as well as potassium, iron, and zinc. These nutrients make ampalaya a great addition to any meal.

Shrimp, on the other hand, is a great source of protein and omega-3 fatty acids. These nutrients are essential for maintaining good health and keeping the body strong. Eggs are also a good source of protein, making this dish a perfect meal for those who want to eat healthy and feel full.

The combination of bitter melon, shrimp, and eggs creates a dish that is not only delicious but also packed with nutrients. The bitterness of the ampalaya is balanced by the savory flavor of shrimp and the richness of eggs, making it a dish that is enjoyed by many.

Ginisang Ampalaya with Shrimp and Egg is a versatile dish that can be served as a main course or as a side dish. It can be enjoyed with rice, which is a staple in Filipino cuisine, or on its own. This dish is perfect for those who want to eat healthy and flavorful meal.


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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