Bitter Melon Recipes

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  • Bitter Melon Chips

    Cosmos Catering
    Ingredients:

    2 Ripe Bitter Melons
    1 tbs. Curry Powder
    1 tsp. Sea Salt
    ½ tsp. Cayenne
    ½ tsp. Cardamom
    ¼ cup Olive Oil
    1 tbs. Sesame Oil

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    Bitter Melon Delight

    House of Siam 542 Columbus Avenue, Boston, MA 02118 (617) 267-1755
    Ingredients:

    1 Bitter Melon (seeded and sliced)
    2 Eggs
    3-4 pieces of Bacon
    ½ tsp. Garlic
    1 tsp. thin Soy Sauce
    Pepper

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  • Bitter Melon Gaspacho in Bitter Melon cups

    Andi Sutton
    Ingredients:

    4 large cans v-8
    2 red peppers: diced
    1 green pepper: diced
    2 yellow peppers: diced
    2 cucumbers: diced
    1 Bitter Melon: cored and diced
    2 bunches scallions: diced
    2 bunches cilantro: diced
    Salt to taste
    Tabasco sauce to taste

    Bitter Melon cups:
    10 large Bitter Melons, cut crosswise and cored

  • Bitter Melon Sorbet

    Lisa Davis
    Ingredients:

    1 1/2 cups sugar
    1 cup water
    2 ¼ cups pureed Bitter Melon (seeded and cored)
    4 tablespoons lemon juice

  • Bitter Melon stuffed with Ice-cream and Caramel

    Jeremy Liu
    Ingredients:

    Vanilla Ice Cream
    Caramel Magic Shell
    Bitter Melons: Cored

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    Bitter Melon, Gorgonzola and Cranberry Wrap

    Kosmos Market 683 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02118 (617) 236-4480
    Ingredients:

    Bitter Melon (sliced)
    Mixed Greens
    Dried Cranberries
    Gorgonzola Cheese (crumbled)
    Kiwi (sliced)
    Walnuts
    Raspberry Vinaigrette
    Flour Wrap

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  • Bitter Melon, Sake, and Plum Wine apertif

    Ingredients:

    Mascerated Bitter Melon
    3 Bitter Melons: Cored and cubed
    Juice of 1 lemon
    1 cup sugar

    1 bottle Sake
    1 bottle Plum wine

    Lemon twists (for garnish)

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    BitterSweets

    Polka Dog Bakery 256 Shawmut Avenue, South End, Boston (617) 338-5155
    Ingredients:

    Bitter Melon
    Fresh Peaches
    Local Unfiltered Honey
    Bee Pollen
    Natural Spices

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    Citrus Bitter Melon Sangria

    Andi Sutton
    Ingredients:

    4 bottles white wine
    1 c. dry gin
    2 c. Sparkling lemon-lime drink (Schwepps Limon or Limonata)
    1 Bitter Melon: Seeded and chopped into ½ in. squares
    4 lemons: Sliced and cut into small triangles
    3 oranges: Sliced and cut into small triangles
    2 grapefruits: Sliced and cut into small triangles
    4 limes: Sliced and cut into small triangles
    1 c. sugar

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  • Citrus Bitter Melon Sangria

    Andi Sutton
    Ingredients:

    4 bottles white wine
    1 c. dry gin
    2 c. Sparkling lemon-lime drink (Schwepps Limon or Limonata)
    1 Bitter Melon: Seeded and chopped into ½ in. squares
    4 lemons: Sliced and cut into small triangles
    3 oranges: Sliced and cut into small triangles
    2 grapefruits: Sliced and cut into small traigles
    4 limes: Sliced and cut into small triangles
    1 c. sugar

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    Coconut and Bitter Melon Soup with Rock Shrimp and Mango Salsa

    B&G Oysters LTD 550 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02118 (617) 423-0550
    Ingredients:

    Soup
    4 Bitter Melons
    1 Spanish Onion
    2 Celery Stalks
    2 Leeks (white stalk)
    2-8 oz. cans of Coconut Milk
    3 qt. Vegetable Stock
    1 tblsp. Green Curry Paste
    Salt
    White Pepper

    Salsa
    2 lbs Rock Shrimp
    2 Scallions
    2 Shallots
    1 Ripe Mango
    6 Sprigs of Cilantro
    3 Juiced Limes

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  • Crab Stuffed Bitter Melon with Pomegranite Reduction and spicy slaw

    Abraham Taghdis
    Ingredients:

    Pom reduction:
    Pom juice reduce. Thru boiling.

    Chip Aioli:
    2 Dried Chipotle peppers (reconstituted in water)
    1 teaspoon salt
    1 large egg yolk
    1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
    Approximately 1 cup extra-virgin olive oil
    Approximately 1 cup olive oil
    Lemon juice
    Salt and freshly ground black pepper

    Crab stuffing:
    3 pounds fresh lump crabmeat (or an equal amount of canned lump crabmeat)
    1/2 cup sour cream
    3 tablespoons seasoned dry bread crumbs
    1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
    1 1/2 teaspoons crab boil seasoning (recommended: Old Bay)
    1 teaspoon dried oregano
    1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
    2 teaspoons olive oil

    Spicy Slaw:
    1 head white cabbage
    1 head purple cabbage
    1 daikon radish
    3 carrots
    1/2 cup mayo
    1/2 cup honey
    1 tbls celery seed
    1 tsp cumin
    1 tsp chili powder
    Salt & Pepper to taste
    Tabasco to taste

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    Curried Bitter Melon Risotto

    Hamersley’s Bistro 553 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02116 (617) 423-2700
    Ingredients:

    1 Bitter Melon, cut into small cubes
    ½ tsp. salt
    5-6 c. vegetable stock or water
    1 c. dry sherry
    Pinch of Saffron
    3 tblsp. Olive Oil
    5 tblsp. Butter
    1 small Onion
    1 ½ tblsp. Curry Powder
    3 Cloves of Garlic
    1 ½ c. Aborio rice
    Pepper
    2 tblsp. Cilantro leaves, chopped
    2 tblsp. Mint, chopped
    ½ c. grated Parmesan cheese

  • Lamb Curry, Minted Peas, Creamy Basmati Rice & Bitter Melon-Mango Pickle

    Perdix 560 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02118 (617) 338-8070
    Ingredients:

    5 Bitter Melon, seeded
    1 Semi-ripe Mango, sliced
    Juices of 2 Limes
    ½ c. Peeled grated Ginger
    3 Cloves Garlic, sliced
    4 Red jalapenos, sliced
    2 tsp. prepared grainy Mustard
    3 tblsp. Brown Mustard Seed
    ½ c. Vegetable Oil

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  • Pickled Bitter Melon Mediterranean Wrap

    Corner Café 502 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA 02118 (617) 536-9700
    Ingredients:

    4 Bitter Melon (sliced)
    2 c. White Vinegar
    ½ c. Water
    2 tsp. Salt
    3 tblsp. Sugar
    2 tblsp. Turmeric
    1 tsp. Black Mustard Seed
    3 tblsp. Coriander Seed
    3 tblsp. Fennel Seed
    2 Cloves Fresh Garlic

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    Pickled Bitter Melon Pizza

    Nicole’s Pizza 639 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02118 (617) 266-0223
    Ingredients:

    1 Bitter Melon (seeded)
    2 c. White Vinegar
    2 tsp. Salt
    3 tblsp. Sugar
    1 tsp. Turmeric
    Pizza Topping of choice
    Mozzarella Cheese
    Pizza Crust

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  • Pork and Bitter Melon egg rolls

    Ingredients:

    Ground Pork
    Bitter Melon, cored and thinly sliced
    (Chinese) white wine (what’s it called?)
    Chinese 5-spice
    Grated ginger
    Garllic
    Hot peppers
    Soy Sauce
    Egg roll wrappers
    Peanut Oil

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    Pork Stuffed Bitter Melon

    Pho Republique 1415 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02118 (617) 262-0005
    Ingredients:

    2 Bitter Melons
    200 grams Ground Pork
    100 grams Bean Thread
    1 tsp. Chopped Garlic
    ½ tsp. Pepper
    1 tblsp. Chopped Cilantro
    2 ½ tblsp. Thin Soy Sauce
    1 ½ liters Chicken Stock
    Salt

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  • Pork-Stuffed Bitter Melon and Bean Thread

    Richard Sutton
    Ingredients:

    10 BITTER MELONS.
    2.2 LBS GROUND PORK.
    1.1 LBS BEAN THREAD.
    5 TSP CHOPPED GARLIC.
    5 TBLSP CHOPPED CILANTRO.
    12 1/2 TBLSP SOY SAUCE.
    3 LITER BOX OF CHEAP WHITE WINE, ALMADIN MOUNTIN CHABLIS PREFERABLY.
    PEPPER JAM.
    ARROWROOT.

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  • Raspberry Bitter Melon Ice Cream

    Lisa Davis
    Ingredients:

    1 1/2 cups sugar
    1 cup water
    1 quart fresh raspberries
    1 Bitter Melon, cored and diced
    2 teaspoons lemon juice
    1 quart whipping cream, scalded

  • Roasted Tomato, Jalapeno and Bitter Melon Salsa with Coconut Shrimp

    Café Christopher’s 59 East Springfield Street, Roxbury, MA 02118 (617) 859-0700
    Ingredients:

    Salsa
    1 Bitter Melon
    2-3 tblsp. Olive Oil
    1 Green Onion (diced)
    3 tblsp. Garlic (diced)
    1 lb. Red Tomatoes
    2 Jalapeno Peppers
    3 Cloves Garlic (unpeeled)
    Salt
    1 c. Fresh Cilantro
    1 ½ tsp. Apple Cider

    Shrimp
    1 lb. Shrimp (size 13-15)
    ¼ c. Orange Juice
    1 Egg
    2 c. Flour
    1 tblsp. Baking Powder
    1 tsp. Salt
    1 tsp. Crushed Red Pepper
    14 oz. Coconut
    2-3 tblsp. Breadcrumbs
    Olive Oil

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  • Sautéed Bitter Melon with Potato

    Bostonian Market 570 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02118 (617) 27-3109
    Ingredients:

    1 Bitter Melon
    2 Peeled potatoes
    1 Onion
    Salt
    1 tsp. Turmeric

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  • Seafood Bitter Melon Coconut Milk stew

    Ingredients:

    Broth:
    5 cups Vegetable broth (home-made or already prepared)
    Yellow pepper: Sliced
    Carrots: Sliced
    1-1.5 cans coconut milk
    Yellow curry powder
    Garlic
    Grated fresh ginger
    Garam Masala powder
    Salt
    Pepper

    Additions to prepared broth:
    Mussles
    Calamari
    Scallops
    Shrimp (shelled, tail-on)
    Clams
    Peapods
    Yellow Pepper: Sliced
    Bitter Melon: Sliced

    Jasmine Rice

    Garnish:
    Diced scallions
    Shredded carrots
    Flash-fried puffed rice noodles

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  • Shitake Mushroom and Bitter Melon egg rolls

    Ingredients:

    Re-hydrated shitake mushrooms, stems removed and chopped
    Bitter Melon, cored and thinly sliced
    Grated fresh ginger
    Garlic
    Hot pepper
    Soy sauce
    Rice vinegar
    Sugar (dash)

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  • Som Tum Mara (Bitter Melon Salad)

    Equator 1721 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02118 (617) 536-6386
    Ingredients:

    Bitter Melon (sliced)
    Carrots (shredded)
    Cherry Tomatoes
    Dried Shrimp
    Peanuts
    Thai Hot Chili
    Lime Juice
    Lettuce

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  • Stir-fried Beef, Bok Choy, and Bitter Melon

    Richard Sutton
    Ingredients:

    Beef, sliced thinly
    Baby Bok Choy
    Onions, sliced
    Garlic, diced
    Bitter Melon, cored and sliced
    White Wine
    Fermented Black Beans
    Sesame Oil
    Corn Oil
    Soy Sauce
    Pepper Paste
    Arrow root

  • Summertime “G&B”

    The Red Fez 1222 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02118 (617) 338-6060
    Ingredients:

    Bitter Melon Syrup:
    2 Bitter Melons
    1 c. Sugar
    Juice of 1 Lemon

    Cocktail:
    2 oz. Gin
    1 tsp. Bitter Melon Syrup
    Soda Water
    Ice
    1 Lemon Slice
    1 Bitter Melon Slice

  • Tallarin en Salsa Verde con Calabaza China (Linguini in Green Sauce with Fried Bitter Melon)

    Ingredients:

    1 Bitter Melon
    Linguine
    Green Sauce:
    Spinach, Basil, Olive Oil, Garlic and Parmesan Cheese
    2 Eggs beaten
    Breadcrumbs
    Salt
    Pepper

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  • Vanilla Ice Cream with Lemon-cardamom cookies and Mascerated Bitter Melon

    Ingredients:

    Cookies:
    INGREDIENTS:
    8 ounces butter (2 sticks), room temperature
    1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
    2 cups all-purpose flour
    1/2 teaspoon baking powder
    1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
    1 teaspoon lemon zest
    1 teaspoon powdered green cardamom

    Mascerated Bitter Melon
    1 Bitter Melon: Cored and cubed
    Juice of 1 lemon
    1 cup sugar
    1 tsp. corn starch