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苦瓜蝦仁沙拉 Bitter Melon Shrimp Salad

苦瓜大變身!也可以是一道很時尚的菜餚喔!

苦瓜蝦仁沙拉 Bitter Melon Shrimp Salad

苦瓜蝦仁沙拉 Bitter Melon Shrimp Salad

Ingredients

  • 3 Bitter melons 苦瓜
  • 2 cups cooked shrimp 煮熟蝦仁
  • 5~ 6 Shiso leaves (green or purple) 青紫蘇或紅紫蘇
  • Honey mustard dressing 蜂蜜芥末沙拉醬
    (1 cup mayonnaise, 2 tbsp honey, 2 tbsp Dijon mustard, 1/2 cup lemon juice, 1/2 tsp garlic powder)

Directions

苦瓜切一半,除去中間的瓜囊,再切成薄片。切好的苦瓜片泡在冰塊水裡保持清脆約兩小時。
Bitter melon cut in half, remove the middle sac, and then cut into thin pieces. Soaked in ice water to keep crisp for about two hours.

Bitter melon cut into piecesbitter melon soak into ice cold water

蝦仁燙好也放入冰水中保持清脆。紫蘇切細絲。
Cooked shrimps soaked in ice water to keep crisp. Cut Shiso leaves into thin pieces as well.

shrimpshiso leaves cut into thin pieces

先放苦瓜,再放蝦仁,最後上面撒上紫蘇絲擺盤。吃的時候澆上蜂蜜芥末沙拉醬。
Put bitter melon, shrimps, and sprinkle Shiso leaves on top. Pour honey mustard dressing on top when serve.

Put shrimp on top of bitter melon

Dressing on top

Note: 紫蘇對葡萄球菌有較強的抑制作用,對大腸杆菌、痢疾杆菌也有抑制作用。紫蘇能擴張皮膚血管,刺激汗腺分泌,故有發汗作用,亦能減少支氣管分泌,緩解支氣營痙攣,因而有止咳袪痰作用,故感冒咳嗽每多用之。此外,紫蘇能促進消化液分泌,增強胃腸蠕動,故其行氣和中的作用可能與此有關。其所含揮發油有較強的防腐作用。(參考維基百科)
Bactericidal and preservative effects of the shiso, due to the presence of terpenes such as perilla alcohol, have been noted. (Wikipedia)
Shiso 紫蘇

 

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