Tamarinds have a sweet and sour taste. They are rich in phytochemicals and even aid digestion. This fruit is often used toad more flavor to dishes. Some countries even have tamarind flavored drinks.
Here’s a simple recipe that you can surely enjoy. Do not overcook the fish because we want it to be light and flaky.
1 tablespoon peanut oil
1 red onion, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
2 teaspoons fresh ginger matchsticks
1/3 cup, brown sugar
1/3 cup water
2 teaspoons tamarind puree
1 teaspoon fish sauce
1 stalk, lemon grass
500g skinless salmon cut into 4cm pieces
Thinly sliced shallots, to serve
In a small bowl, combine the water and the sugar. Mix it until the sugar is dissolved.
Heat the oil in a wok or large skillet over medium flame. Sauté the onion for 2-3 minutes or until it becomes translucent. Add the garlic and ginger and stir-fry it for another 2 minutes or until it becomes fragrant. Pour in the water and sugar mixture. Put the lemon grass in the wok. Increase the heat to high and stir until the sauce thickens. Add the tamarind paste and the fish sauce. Mix well.
Place the salmon in the sauce and cook it for 5 minutes or until the fish is cooked. Remove the lemon grass and discard it. Transfer the fish to a plate and sprinkle it with shallots before serving. Serve it with white rice or vegetables.
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