Bitter Melon Delight: A Taste Of Guyana’s Favorite Recipe

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Bitter Melon Stir Fry

Point: This classic dish is packed with bold flavors and is easy to make.

Step 1: Cut the bitter melon into thin slices and remove the seeds.

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Step 2: Heat oil in a pan and add chopped garlic, onions, and bell peppers.

Step 3: Add the bitter melon slices and cook until they are slightly tender.

Step 4: Season with salt, pepper, and a dash of soy sauce.

Step 5: Serve hot with steamed rice for a delicious and healthy meal.

Bitter Melon Salad

Point: This refreshing salad is perfect for a light and flavorful meal.

Step 1: Slice the bitter melon into thin strips and soak in cold water to reduce bitterness.

Step 2: Mix together diced tomatoes, cucumbers, and red onions in a bowl.

Step 3: Drain the bitter melon strips and add to the bowl.

Step 4: Dress with a mixture of olive oil, lemon juice, salt, and pepper.

Step 5: Toss well and serve chilled for a refreshing and tangy salad.

Bitter Melon Curry

Point: This rich and aromatic curry is a great way to enjoy bitter melon in a flavorful dish.

Step 1: Cut the bitter melon into cubes and parboil in salted water.

Step 2: In a separate pan, heat oil and add chopped onions, garlic, and ginger.

Step 3: Add curry powder, turmeric, and cumin to the pan and cook until fragrant.

Step 4: Add the parboiled bitter melon cubes and stir to coat in the spices.

Step 5: Pour in coconut milk and simmer until the bitter melon is tender.

Step 6: Serve hot with roti or rice for a satisfying and comforting meal.