Stuffed "Ampalaya"-Baked To Almost Zero Residual Bitterness

Stuffed "Ampalaya"-Baked To Almost Zero Residual Bitterness

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  • 1 large ampalaya – portion of bottom sliced to let it stand alone, lengthwise slice a bit of top part (don’t discard the cut portion-set aside) to facilitate de-seeding or scraping of internals with the use of spoon. Rinse 5-8 times under running tap water. So now you have a standing clean ampalaya. .
  • ¼ kilo ground beef
  • 20 ml. EVOO (Extra Virgin Olive Oil)
  • 5 cloves crushed fresh garlic
  • 1 small onion minced
  • 50 grams squarely minced carrots
  • 50 grams green peas
  • 50 grams cooked corn kernel
  • 2 grams salt
  • 2 gram ground black pepper
  • 10 ml. soy sauce
  • 15 ml. EVOO
  • 3 grams salt
  • 2 grams ground black pepper
  • 3 pieces small tomatoes for veggie side and garnish


    1. Gather sautéing ingredients and start with heating EVOO under medium temp. Pour in garlic and onion. Brown a bit. About 3 minutes.
    2. Add in carrots, green peas and corn kernel. Stir fry for 3 minutes.
    3. Add ground beef. Continue tumbling for 8 minutes.
    4. Add soy sauce and sprinkle with salt and black pepper. Keep tossing for another minute. Done. Set aside.
    5. Before baking, sprinkle with salt and black pepper all sides and inside of ampalaya including the sliced top part.
    6. Stuff it with your “filling” (cooked ground beef). Cover with the sliced top part. Drizzle with EVOO.
    7. Pop into range oven and bake for 15 minutes under 225deg.F (107deg. Celsius)
    8. In the last 3 minutes of baking, put in your tomatoes.
    9. You’re done and will be heading to a sumptuous partake of this almost zero bitterness amplalaya offering.
    Witness how your loved ones enjoy your masterpiece.

    DISCLAIMER: Above are test kitchen and household-produced dishes. All ingredients utilized are of food grade quality passing international and domestic sanitary standards. While we find the results highly acceptable, no guarantee nor explicit assurance is hereby issued when recipe is performed by readers. For one, although of similar breed, spices, herbs and other ingredients vary from country to country/region to region that possibility of affecting end taste, aroma & bite-feel is great. Further thereto, mentioned sensory evaluation (aroma, taste, mouth-feel) is subjective.

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