15 medium-sized pieces shrimps, cleaned, shelled, and devein
2 tablespoons garlic, minced
1 1/2 Roma tomatoes, chopped
3 tablespoons fish sauce, Thai or Vietnamese
3 tablespoon vegetable oil
dash of freshly ground pepper
1/2 cup water
In a pan, brown the garlic in oil on medium-high heat. Add the tomatoes and cook for about 2 minutes. Add the shrimps and mix well to cook until they turn pink. Add the gourd and cook for 2 minutes. Add the fish sauce. Add a dash of pepper and the water. Mix well until gourd is cooked (about 3 to 4 minutes). Serve immediately with steaming hot rice.