If you’ve ever tried brown chutney alongside your samosas, that’s Tamarind Chutney providing a sour tang. Tamarind might also be the secret to your favorite pad thai. It’s even an ingredient in Worcestershire sauce!
If you want to try cooking with tamarind, you can use it as a block or jar of paste, as concentrate, as a powder or in the pods themselves. Here are some of our favorite recipes featuring this flavorful ingredient.
Tamarind-Glazed Honey Shrimp, above. Sticky, tangy and sweet, this simple shrimp dish just needs some fragrant rice or even a mess of greens.
Tamarind and Honey-Glazed Roast Turkey. This gorgeously glazed turkey was in our Thanksgiving spread last year, but take inspiration with the glaze. You can use it to glaze a roast chicken or cornish game hens — or even brush it on tofu!
Crispy Kale Burrata With Tamarind Dressing. Creamy burrata can benefit from a tangy dressing, and tamarind brings that puckery tang.
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