Ginisang Upo sa Sardinas (Sauteed Bottle Gourd in Sardines)
A simple, filling and budget-friendly meal that can help us stretch our money during this pandemic
Course: Main Course
Keyword: ginisang upo, sardinas, upo
Author: Pam from PinoyBites
1medium-size UpoBottle Gourd, peeled,quartered lengthwise and thinly sliced
1can sardines in tomato sauceI used Ligo sardines
1small onionfinely diced
1- 1 ½cupswater*
Patisfish sauce or salt to taste
Ground black pepper
In a large pot, turn the heat to medium and put the oil. Add onion and saute until translucent, about a minute. Add the garlic and stir for about 10 seconds followed by the tomatoes. Press the tomatoes against the pan with a wooden spoon for a minute to release the juices and pour the sardines, making sure to scrape the sauce that clings to the can.
Gently break the sardines into smaller pieces then add the upo. Increase the heat to medium-high, stir well and add 1- 1½ cups of water. Cover and cook for 5-8 minutes or until cooked through.
Season with ground black pepper and salt or patis. Stir very well and turn the heat off after another minute.
*Add more water if you want to. Just make sure you adjust the seasoning.