And now my justification for continuing with this post? It IS a fruit and I cooked it differently so hopefully this won't count as outright theft. If you want to check out her take on the bitter gourd, please do! She even came up with a catchier title-- the bitter truth
I picked up my bitter gourd from the market across the street and when I asked how bitter it was, the lady said, "Not really bitter." She's a liar. It's bitter...supah bitter.
|There she is - in all her bitter splendor.|
|The inside is a weird spongy mess. Scoop all that out!|
WHAT THE HELL IS THAT?!?!?! I am not sure I would have carried on with this experiment had I seen that ahead of time. It looks like something from a fruity horror flick.
|In addition to scooping the spongy goop out, the key to reducing bitterness is slicing the gourd super thin.|
|Ok - so...admittedly, taco seasoning is not what most would consider a "go to" item when cooking bitter gourd but this was before our HHE (and pantry contents) arrived so it was the best I could do.|
And for the grand finale? People are so wackadoodle that they've made a drink out of this phallic disaster. Oh dear...I think this post has turned ugly.