Filipino - “Ampalaya” (bitter gourd)
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This meal is a a famous Pinoy dish from the Philippines. Thanks Lui Mateu for the recipe.
- Water with salt and lemon juice from 1/2 a lemon
- 1 large or 2 small pieces ampalaya cleaned and cut into thin slices
- 3 Tbs olive oil
- 2 Tbs garlic minced
- 1 large onion diced
- 2 small tomatoes diced
- Salt & pepper to taste
- 1 block of tofu
- Squeeze lemon in the salt water. Soak the ampalaya for 15 mins.
- Stir fry the garlic and onions using olive oil then add tomatoes, salt and pepper.
- Drain the ampalaya from lemon salt water and add into the stir fried mix cook in low heat until ampalaya is cooked. Should be good after 10 minutes.
- Then add the tofu, diced into pieces, once cooked through serve.
Note: Ampalaya (bitter gourd) can be found in Asian Supermarkets such as TaiPing in Mount Albert or New Lynn.