Ampalaya Guisado (Sauteed Bitter Gourd)

Ampalaya Guisado is an authentic Filipino vegetable dish made by sauteing bitter gourd in garlic, onion and tomatoes and finished off by topping with beaten egg. It is a healthy recipe or dish that most of the Filipino loves to eat.

As we all know, Bitter Gourd or Ampalaya is known to lower sugar levels and thus, good for diabetics. Also effective in treating hypertension, constipation, and the juice is said to be a good blood purifier.

Filipino Food - Ampalaya Guisado (Sauteed Bitter Gourd)

Ampalaya Guisado Ingredients:

* 2 pieces Ampalaya, cut in half, seeded and sliced into 1/4″ crosswise
* 2 pieces tomatoes, cut in wedges
* 1/2 pound pork, pre-boiled and cubed
* 2 pieces whole eggs, scrambled
* 2 cloves garlic, minced
* 1 medium onion, chopped
* 1 tablespoon Fish sauce
* 1 1/2 cup broth
* 1 teaspoon ground pepper
* 2 tablespoons cooking oil, for sauteing

Ampalaya Guisado Cooking Procedure:

1). Saute the garlic, onion and tomatoes. Add the pork and saute for a minute.

2). Add the ampalaya and the fish sauce.

3). Pour in the broth and cover to let it boil, then turn the heat down to simmer for 5-10 minutes until the vegetables are cooked but still firm.

4). Season with pepper.

5). Pour the beaten eggs on top and do not stir. Let it cook for a minute before turning the heat off.

This healthy vegetable recipe is best served with steamed rice.

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