Mild Hot Tamarind Sauce

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Our Jamaican friend gave my wife some one day, but she wouldn't give up the recipe. So I did it myself!

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 5 mins
Servings:
50
Yield:
3 cups

Ingredients

  • 1 quart water

  • 12 pods tamarind (skin removed), broken into pieces

  • 1 habanero pepper, stemmed and chopped (wear gloves)

  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped

  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar

  • ¼ cup cilantro leaves

  • 1 lime, juiced

  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar

Directions

  1. Pour water into a saucepan and add tamarind pod pieces, habanero pepper, garlic, salt, and black pepper. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to low; simmer until tamarind pods begin to break down and seeds appear. Stir brown sugar into mixture. Press pods against side of pan with a slotted spoon as they cook to help extract pulp. Discard seeds.

  2. Continue simmering until tamarind mixture thickens to the consistency of tomato soup, about 40 minutes, stirring often. Mix cilantro, lime juice, and vinegar into sauce and simmer just until cilantro is wilted, 1 to 2 more minutes.

  3. Pour sauce through a fine mesh strainer, pressing as much pulp and solids through the mesh as possible. Discard the remaining almost-dry solids (about a palm full) and scrape the outside of the strainer into retained sauce.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

15 Calories
4g Carbs
0g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 50
Calories 15
% Daily Value *
Sodium 3mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 4g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 1mg 3%
Calcium 3mg 0%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 4mg 0%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.