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MickeyMickey Posts: 15,460
You don't cook this on an Egg. New to me and I like it for a snack. Never had befor yesterday but have seen it. imageimage
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  • SkiddymarkerSkiddymarker Posts: 6,187
    Seen this as a drink in Mexico, had no idea where it came from, so what does it taste like? 
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  • MickeyMickey Posts: 15,460
    Bitter, but not real bitter @Skiddymarker. I think it may take mind off ( or hoping) donuts.
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  • Village IdiotVillage Idiot Posts: 6,947
    You use the tamarindo paste in making worcestershire sauce.
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  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 6,646
    We don't talk about OT stuff like food around here, do we?

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  • fljoemonfljoemon Posts: 326
    It is sweet & sour. Used a lot in South Indian cooking as well as Jamaican cooking. This fruit imparts a tart taste to the spicy curries. If you have eaten a lentil soup in an Indian restaurant, this is one of the ingredients used.
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  • I believe tamarind is a crucial Indian ingredient.  Used to sweeten dishes...IE tamarind paste?

     

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tamarind

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  • SmokeyPittSmokeyPitt Posts: 5,384
    Interesting!  Does it taste like worcey sauce?  


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  • MickeyMickey Posts: 15,460
    The knowledge on this forum just blows me away some days.
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  • yzziyzzi Posts: 1,786
    Sometimes I use tamarind paste instead of lime/lemon juice in indian/thai dishes. Gives it a deeper flavor. Tamarind water is pretty good too. Looks weird, but tastes good.
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  • SkiddymarkerSkiddymarker Posts: 6,187
    Mickey said:
    Bitter, but not real bitter @Skiddymarker. I think it may take mind off ( or hoping) donuts.
    Good luck with that - if it works I'll have you get me some as I do not recall seeing them locally....
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  • Eat them lots in Mexico.  Peel them, cover in tajin, and eat, spit out the seed.  Tastes like a thick sweet/sour date or fig.  Don't eat too many, unless you need too.  It would be like eating too many dates...
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  • Village IdiotVillage Idiot Posts: 6,947
     It would be like eating too many dates...
    Please !  This is a family forum.
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  • Tamarind paste is a great addition to barbecue sauce. 
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  • And our brothers to the south eat it as candy, chips, on dried shrimp...........it's everywhere


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  • bbqlearnerbbqlearner Posts: 661
    This is used also one of main ingredients in many southeast asian dishes such as tom yum soup, "sayur asem" (malaysian/indonesian soup dish), etc.

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  • I thought you were making boiled peanuts!


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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 12,417
    We use them in various dishes.  It's a PITA to get the meat off the seed so we buy the paste now.  I think we still have some in the fridge...
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  • AviatorAviator Posts: 1,518
    We use them in various dishes.  It's a PITA to get the meat off the seed so we buy the paste now.  I think we still have some in the fridge...
    Just soak them in a small bowl of hot water for awhile. Then gently knead them with your hands, while in the water and all the good stuff will come right off and into the water.

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  • jlsmjlsm Posts: 826
    edited August 2013
    You can get this in seedless blocks at Asian stores that you soak and them put through a strainer. Wonderful distinctive sour taste. Mickey, those pods look like they are dried. The fresh pods I can get aren't light brown. ... Essential ingredient in a lot of Vietnamese food and, I believe, one of the key "umami" elements. I can get them fresh in Latino stores but have always opted for the Asian blocks.
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