Ginisang Ampalaya Recipe - It has wrinkled and ribbed body surface and its color which is sometimes very dark green adds to the not so good impression of kids to eat.
Once they see it being cooked or even added to their meals, they will cry saying they won’t eat and that they want another food. Or worse, they will throw tantrums and hide so as not to eat ampalaya. Not only kids have this bad impression on bitter gourds, adults also. Yes, that’s true.
Even adults avoid eating them. Maybe not totally avoid but they minimize their intake of ampalaya because they don’t find it delicious. But once they are not aware of this, the vegetable that many of us are avoiding to eat has the answer to some diseases of Filipinos that even medicine cannot answer or give solutions to.
The saying “Don’t judge a book by its cover” is actually applicable to bitter gourds. Bitter gourds are one of the healthiest veggies ever encountered or eaten by people. It has lots of essential vitamins such as Vitamin A, B1, B3, C, E and it contains iron, potassium, zinc and is a very good anti-oxidant.
It is very low in sugar and fats. If you are looking for a vegetable with fiber, you can also find it in bitter gourds. We can already say that it is a miracle vegetable. It is highly recommended for people who has diabetes. Its bitter taste helps in the maintenance of sugar in the blood.
Ginisang Ampalaya is a very simple and easy to prepare dish. You can actually prepare this in a very minimal time. All you need is the bitter gourd, sliced thinly, spices like onions and garlics, tomatoes, beaten eggs, and ground pork. If you wanted your recipe to be eaten by your kids, add a lot of pork in it.
But still, the taste of ampalaya is still there. So, here’s what you should do to lessen that bitter taste. Slice the veggie in half, remove the seeds and the white part of the ampalaya using a spoon. Apply generous amount of salt on it and rinse it after leaving it for let’s say three to five minutes.
Rinsing it will also lessen the nutrients of the veggie but what is important is that your family will eat your recipe and they will have a healthy meal. After that, you are now ready to cook you nutritious and not so bitter recipe. Someday, you and your family will learn to love and appreciate the beauty of Bitter Gourds. It’s healthy and delicious, agree?
Ginisang Ampalaya Recipe
- 1 medium onion
- 1 medium bitter melon
- 2 pcs eggs
- 1 medium tomato
- 4 cloves garlic
- ½ tsp salt
- Heat a pan and add some cooking oil.
- Saute the garlic, onion and tomatoes.
- Add the bitter gourd or ampalaya.
- Add the salt.
- Beat the eggs and pour it on the pan.
- Stir until the eggs are cooked.