Rellenong Ampalaya
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Serves: 4
  • 2 pieces large bitter gourd (ampalaya), cored and cut into 2-inch sections
  • 500 g minced pork (10% fat)
  • 1 small carrot, finely chopped
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tbsp breadcrumbs
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp chilli flakes
  • salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  1. Place ampalaya in a large platter, coat the insides with generous amounts of salt then set it aside for 2 hours.
  2. Rinse ampalaya in running tap water to remove excess salt. Set it aside.
  3. In a bowl combine all ingredients apart from the bitter gourd. Mix it well then stuff the mixture into the ampalaya slices.
  4. Line a baking tray with parchment paper then arrange the stuffed ampalaya.
  5. Bake in a 180C preheated oven for 25 minutes or until meat is cooked.
  6. Remove from oven then transfer into serving platter, then serve.
Recipe by Ang Sarap (A Tagalog word for "It's Delicious") at