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Trying to re-create a dish "Grouper with Bitter Melon"

vonshu | Apr 8, 2013 09:24 AM

I had this dish at the Yummy House here in Sarasota (Chinese cuisine) and it was so delicious that I am intent on re-creating it at home. It had chunks of grouper mixed with chunks of bitter melon and it was in a brown sauce. It was intensely flavored: a little bit sweet i think, somewhat salty, complexly pungent, with a little bit of tang. The bitterness of the melon and the meatiness of the fish and the flavor of the sauce all seemed to play off of each other perfectly. Not sure if I should simply stir fry it or make it like clay-pot style (it seemed like it could have been cooked either way, not sure). I'm thinking it may have been in a black bean garlic sauce base, but I'm not certain. Anyway, does anyone have ideas for ingredients/technique to make this? Has anyone tried this same dish or a similar one? Of course it doesn't have to be an exact replica, but something close would be ideal. I have a pretty well stocked Chinese pantry so I should have the majority of ingredients needed to make it on hand. Thanks all

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