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Old 09-16-2010, 04:50 PM   #1
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What is tamarind?

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Old 09-16-2010, 04:52 PM   #2
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A sour pod that is usualy sold in paste form.I am not a big fan and I would substitute lemon or lime if you don't have any.
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Old 09-16-2010, 04:54 PM   #3
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Tamarind - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Not sure if this is what you are looking for but it might be a starting point.
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Old 09-16-2010, 04:55 PM   #4
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Tamarind, paste of, is often used in Indian cuisine.

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Old 09-16-2010, 05:04 PM   #5
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It's also the foundation flavor of the signature dish of Thailand, Pad Thai. If it's a major player in a dish. don't try to substitute, get some tamarind.
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Old 09-16-2010, 08:40 PM   #6
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Old 09-16-2010, 09:15 PM   #7
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Tamarind is a unique flavoring with a sweet and sour sort of thing going on.
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Old 11-13-2010, 02:01 PM   #8
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We sell alot of Mexican candy that has tamarind as a main ingredient. They mix the tamarind with chili powder, so it can be a bit spicy. Other than that the candy has a sour, hot, "barnyard" flavor. It is a flavor I have really began to enjoy, but it is an aquired taste. As for plain tamarind, I really don't know too much about it.
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Old 11-13-2010, 04:49 PM   #9
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never used it. didn't see in local market , either.
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Old 12-31-2010, 04:22 PM   #10
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I use tamarind often and love it. You can also get it in a concentrated liquid form that makes it very user friendly! If you are curious I highly recommend trying it in syrups, sauces for proteins, chutneys, jams, and syrups.
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