Sautéed Ampalaya In Reduced Coconut Milk Sauce Recipe

Sautéed Ampalaya in Reduced Coconut Milk Sauce

  •   2 medium sized bitter melon (ampalaya) sliced 1/2 inch thick diagonally 
  •   1 cup fresh coconut milk 
  •   200 grams diced pork 
  •   2 pcs green finger pepper (siling berde pangsigang) 
  •   1 medium sized onion 
  •   2 cloves of garlic 
  •   1/2 inch crushed ginger 
  •   salt & pepper to taste

  •   2tbsp. cornstarch 
  •   1/2 cup water (Just combine and mix in a bowl) 

  1. In a pre-heated pan, sautee the pork until brown. Add 1/2 cup 
  2. of water, cover and let it simmer until it dries up. (check regularly to avoid from getting burned).
  3. Add the garlic, ginger, onion, green finger pepper and ampalaya (bitter melon). Add a little water. Stirr. Cover. Simmer on a low heat until cooked.
  4. Remove the sauteed ampalaya from the pan. Set aside.
  5. With the same pan, pour 1 cup of coconut milk. Let it simmer on a low heat. (do not cover). Stirring regularly to avoid the coconut from turning into oil.
  6. Slowly add the cornstarch mixture while stirring continously. season with salt.
  7. Cook on low heat until it becomes thick according to your preferrence.
  8. Add the sauteed ampalaya. Stirr for a while. Turn of the fire.
  9. Serve hot. Share & enjoy!

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