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How to Cook with Tamarind Paste/Jam

How to Cook with Tamarind Paste/Jam Tamarind paste is easy to use straight from the container. It is usually cooked in with other ingredients, but can also be mixed into uncooked dips and chutneys. The thickness and strength of tamarind paste vary widely depending on which brand you use. If it's a runny paste, you will need to add more in order to achieve the right flavor. Taste-test your recipe to achieve the right sweet-sour balance, adding more paste or more sweetener until you're happy with it. Characteristics of Tamarind Paste The tamarind tree is a common fruit tree that grows all over Asia and also in Mexico. It grows large brown pods that contain the tamarind fruit. The dark brown fruit...

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Tamarind Glazed Pork Chops

Ingredients   4 Med. Pork chops 1/8 Tsp. Salt 1/8 Tsp. Pimento (All Spice) Powder 1/4 Small Scotch Bonnet (sliced) 1 Medium Onion (sliced) 1 Large Clove Garlic 4 Tbsp. Sammi’s Tamarind Jam 1/4 Tbsp Cooking Oil Of Choice Directions Rinse pork chops and dry. season with chopped garlic, sloth bonnet pepper, salt and pimento powder. Heat sauce pan, add 1/4 Tbsp oil. When hot add pork chops. When brown on either side remove chops and put into pot and add 1/4 cup of water then cover. Keep adding water every 10 mins until tender. Cook for 30-35 mins. Add onions  along with the scotch bonnet slices. Add 4 Tbsp. Sammy’s Tamarind Jam and cover on low heat for 5...

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Health Benefits Of Tamarind

The tamarind is widely distributed within the tropical regions – from Africa, Northern Australia, South and Southeast Asia, China, Taiwan, Mexico and in certain areas of South America. From being a component in savory dishes to a dessert ingredient, its culinary uses are as vibrant as the colorful flags of the countries where it grows.   It is used to add flavor in Worcestershire and HP sauces, chutneys in India, a sweet and sour Javanese dish called ikan asem, Pad Thai of Thailand and the savory Filipino soup dish called sinigang. It is also used for flavorful desserts, like the tambran balls of Latin Amaerica, various snacks in Mexico and jams and syrups in Guadeloupe. It is even used as...

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