Spring onions are most often utilized raw. The whole onion can be flash blanched and grilled, which brings out more the robust and sweet elements of the onions, and makes them a bolder pair for fish and meats
It is the only lettuce type that does not occur in red form as well as green. Iceberg is the given name to dozens of cultivars of lettuce, all of which are adapted to specific planting regions and time periods.
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This item was last sold on : 05/01/13
Bitter melons are available year round.
The Bitter melon, AKA wintermelon, moqua, sinqua, opo, balsam pear, and snake gourd, is the fruit of the plant, Momordica Charantia, a member of the Cucurbit Family along with squashes, cucumbers, watermelons and cantaloupe varieties. It is an herbaceous tendril bearing vine that is harvested for its leaves, seeds and fruit. The bitter compounds that the plant has developed act as a natural pest deterrent.
The Bitter melon is long and slender, similar to the shape of a standard cucumber with a rough, warty edible skin and off-white translucent crisp and bitter flesh bearing flat white bitter seeds. The fruit is harvested, young when still green. As the fruit matures, the skin turns bright orange and the flesh increases in bitterness. Ripe fruits are saved for their seeds and replanted. The Bitter melon is considered the most bitter of all fruits. Its bitterness can be tempered by soaking the fruit or cooking it.
Bitter melon advocates boast its amalgam of health benefits. It is rich in iron, contains twice the beta-carotene of broccoli, twice the calcium of spinach and twice the potassium of banana.
Bitter melon can be stir-fried, stewed, curried, steamed, braised or pickled. Dice Bitter melon and stir fry with shrimp, then serve with a fermented black bean sauce. Thinly slice Bitter melon into rounds, removing the seeds, then deep fry in peanut oil and serve over curd rice. Slice Bitter melon into half-moons, then boil until tender and serve as a side. This melon keeps up to one week. Before using Bitter melon, wash well, but do not peel.
The Bitter melon is native to India. It thrives in tropical and subtropical regions throughout Asia, Africa and the Americas. There are newer hybrids of the Bitter melon that have been developed to be more palatable, hence less bitter than their original cultivar.
Restaurants currently purchasing this product as an ingredient for their menu.
|Alchemy Restaurant||San Diego CA||619-255-0616|
Recipes that include Bitter Melon. One is easiest, three is harder.
|Pranee's Thai Kitchen||Stir Fried Bitter Melon with Eggs|
|Ma Recipes||Bitter Gourd Fry|
|No Recipes||Bittermelon with Pork and Blackbean Sauce|
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No190 Chongqing North Road close to Dagu Road
Near Shanghai, Shanghai, China
About 30 days ago
Spotter's comments : Bitter Melin is available .
Near Bradford, United Kingdom
About 73 days ago
Spotter's comments : Sold as karela