Sunday, April 1, 2012

Bitter Gourd Stir Fry


1 cup sliced bitter gourd
1 cup fresh okra
1 cup lima beans
1 cup almond
1 extra firm tofu
2 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp oyster sauce
1 tsp turmeric
3 gloves garlic
pinch of ground pepper


1. Cut tofu into 1x1 inch cubes, pat with kitchen towel, season with 1 tbsp olive oil, pinch of pepper and 1 tsp turmeric. Line tofu in foiled cookie sheet and broil low for 10 to 15 minutes or until lightly brown.

2. In a big skillet, pour olive oil, drop garlic, and almond. Stir and cook for a minute in low heat. 

3. Add in all ingredients including tofu, mix well, and season with oyster sauce. Mix it all well and let it cook for 5 minutes.

Note: Bitter gourd is bitter blanching can take out some of the bitterness. But if you want to get the whole benefit out of it, cook straight. This recipe is guaranteed light and healthy.

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