Ginisang Upo with Shrimp
Ginisang Upo with Shrimp is a light, simple Filipino vegetable dish made with bottle gourd sautéed in onion, garlic, tomato and shrimp. Pork can be used too.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
- 1 small upo bottle gourd, peeled & cut into cubes (if seeds are hard, remove & discard)
- 1 small onion chopped
- 4 cloves garlic minced
- 1 large tomato cubed
- 1 pound shrimp peeled and deveined
- 1/2 to 3/4 cup water or broth
- fish sauce or salt and pepper to taste
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
In a pan, heat oil over medium heat and saute onion until translucent.
Add garlic, cook until golden.
Add tomato, cook until soft and limp. When soft, mash with kitchen utensil.
Toss-in shrimp. Cook until pink.
Pour water or broth. Bring to a boil.
Lower heat. Toss-in cubed upo or bottle gourd and cook for 3 minutes or until soft but not soggy.
Season with fish sauce or salt and pepper.
Turn off heat and transfer dish to a serving plate so it doesn’t overcook.
Serve hot. Enjoy!
Calories: 262kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 381mg | Sodium: 1181mg | Potassium: 288mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 342IU | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 239mg | Iron: 3mg