Monday, October 7, 2013
Canh Kho Qua Nau Tom (Bitter Melon Soup with Shrimp)
1 large Bitter Melon
3 Garlic Clovers
3 Green Onions
1 Tbsp. Oil
5 cups Water
1/4 tsp. Mushroom Seasoning
1/2 tsp. Salt
1 tsp. Sugar
1 tsp. Fish Sauce
Cut the Bitter Melon in half. Remove the inside. Then cut it into slices.
Put in a small basket and sprinkle some Salt
Mix and let it sits for 10 minutes. Then rinse with water. Drain the water out as much as you can.
Now mince 3 Garlic Clovers. Chop 3 Green Onions. Chop 4 Shrimp.
In a pot add 1 Tbsp. Oil. Add in the minced Garlic. Saute until slightly brown. Add in the Shrimp.
Stir until Shrimp turns pink. Then add in 5 cups water. Bring to a boil. Add in the Bitter Melon.
Let it simmers for 3 minutes. Add in 1/4 tsp. Mushroom Seasoning, 1/2 tsp. Salt, 1 tsp. Sugar, and 1 tsp. Fish Sauce.
Let it simmers for a few minutes. Then add in the chopped Green Onions and a dash of Black Pepper.