Saturday, June 16, 2012

Bittergourd in Miso Soup

1 bittergourd 
1 tomato - quartered 
1 tbsp miso paste

Meatball ingredients
150g ground meat
1 small piece minced carrot 
1 stalk green onion - minced
1 tsp huatiao wine
1 tsp soy sauce
1/2 tsp sugar
1 tsp cornstarch
salt and pepper to taste 

  1. Cut bittergourd lengthwise into halves.  Remove pith and seeds by using a spoon to scrape and
  2. cut into smaller rectangular pieces.
  3. Mix all the meatball ingredients and marinate for 30 minutes or more.
  4. Bring a pot of water to boil. Add the meatballs, bittergourd and tomato and cook for 15 minutes or more under medium heat.
  5. Scoop out some water from the pot and dissolve the miso paste into it.  Pour the miso mixture back into the pot.
  6. Serve warm. 

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