Bottle gourd or upo in Filipino language is a kind of vegetable that is watery and light in taste, but cooking it with a right combination of other ingredients, we can make a delicious dish from it, like this recipe it's simply sauteed with pork and added with annatto ( atsuete) to enhance the color and aroma, presto! a delicious dish that you can not resist.
1 whole bottle gourd
1/2 kilo pork
4 cloves garlic
1 piece onion
1/2 cup soy sauce
1 teaspoon annatto powder or 1/2 cup annatto extract ( atsuete)
salt and pepper to taste
1. Saute the garlic and onion then add the pork and continue to saute until half cooked. Then add the soy sauce, atsuete, salt and pepper to taste then simmer for 2 minutes.
2. Add the bottle gourd and simmer until tender then turn off the heat.
3. Serve it hot and do not forget to smile :-).