Stuffed Bitter Gourd with Chicken and Black Beans
Stuffed Bitter Gourd with Chicken and Black Beans
Enjoy this quick and easy Chinese-inspired recipe by Ann Lian from Family Kitchen with Sherson.
  • Difficulty Level Moderate
  • Technique Steaming
  • Preparation Time 30 minutes
  • Cooking Time 45 minutes
  • Yield 4 servings
  • 1 Bitter gourd
  • Salt, for season 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons Sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon Garlic clove, grated
  • ½ tablespoon Ginger, grated
  • 2 tablespoons Fermented black beans, soaked in water for 15mins
  • 3 tablespoons Light soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon White pepper
  • 2 caps Shao Xing rice wine
  • 6 Chicken wings, cut into 4 pieces each
  • 4 Red chillies, deseeded and diced
  • 1 Spring onion sprig, chopped
  • 1 Coriander sprig, chopped
  • Water, for steaming
  1. Cut the bitter gourd to 2cm cylinders, deseed and sprinkle salt and leave for 15 to 20 minutes
  2. Heat up enough oil to fry the bitter gourd. Wash and pat dry the bitter gourd. When the oil is just about smoking point, add in the bitter gourd a few at a time and fry for 30 to 40 seconds
  3. In a wok, heat up the vegetable and sesame oil together. Add in the garlic, ginger and fermented black beans. Sauté till fragrant.
  4. Add in the soy sauce, white pepper and rice wine. Then add in the chicken wings and toss until evenly coated for about 2 minutes
  5. Stand the bitter gourd in a steam proof dish, then spoon the chicken pieces into the cylinder of the bitter gourd and over it
  6. Steam the chicken wings and bitter gourd mixture in the microwave for about 15 to 20 minutes or steam in a pot of water until chicken is cooked
  7. Once cooked, sprinkle the diced red chillies and spring onions on top and return to steam for another 3 to 4 minutes
  8. Finish off by garnishing with coriander and serve hot!

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