Tamarind Paste is one of those ingredients that is necessary for Thai cooking but also one that the average cook does not stock. Luckily for us, it is easily made with just four common ingredients.
This paste is found in Asian food stores and on Amazon. (affiliate link) Unfortunately, unless you have an International store nearby, you won’t have success finding Tamarind paste as most most supermarkets.
Not a problem. It is easily made with ingredients that you are more likely to have on hand.
To make the paste you will need these ingredients:
- Dried apricots
- Lemon juice
Most recipes just call for a tablespoon or so. To make the paste, just combine a teaspoon of each to make 1 1/2 tablespoons.
Tamarind Paste – Easy to Make with Common Ingredients
Tamarind is a sticky and sour-tasting fruit that grows in a pod.
It is often used In Thai cooking, giving us the delicious flavor of the famous pad Thai noodles to many other fish and chicken dishes.
Tamarind paste is also a common ingredient in Indian and Mexican cuisines.
- 1 tsp Dates
- 1 tsp Prunes
- 1 tsp Dried apricots
- 1 tsp Lemon juice
- Combine everything in a blender and process until smooth.
- This recipe makes 1 1/2 tablespoons but if you need more just double or triple the amount of ingredients. It is equal amounts of each ingredient.
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