To stir fry fish with bitter gourd:
Clean fish, cut into pieces and season with some salt and white pepper.
Rinse bitter gourd and cut into thin slices.
Cut and chop onions, garlic, ginger and bird’s eye chilies. Rinse fermented black bean.
Prepare the seasonings for the dish.
Mix the seasonings well in a small bowl.
Boil some water in a pan and add some salt into it.
Blanch the bitter gourd in the boiling water, about 1 minute.
Remove and drained the blanched bitter gourd. Then set aside.
Coat the fish pieces with some cornflour.
Heat up oil in a wok.
Scald the fish pieces in the hot oil.
Remove the fried fish from the oil and drained.
Heat up some oil in the wok and saute minced garlic until fragrant.
Add chopped shallots.
Followed by chopped ginger.
Then add the chopped bird’s eye chilies and onions.
Lastly add the black fermented beans.
Stir fry all the ingredients until fragrant.
Then add the blanched bitter gourd and stir fry over high heat for about 2 minutes.
Add in the seasonings and stir until evenly spread.
Then add hot water using the same bowl for the seasonings.
Lastly put in the fried fish pieces and toss in the stir fried ingredients for about 1 minute.
And you’re done! Garnish with green onions and sliced red chillies. Serve warm with steamed rice.
SO … ENJOY!