Map of Pacific Rim Countries that use tamarind in their cooking
PHOTOS OF TAMARINDS AND TAMARIND DISHES
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Substitutes because can be difficult to find
- Equal amounts of lemon or lime juice mixed with light or dark brown sugar or molasses
- Equal amounts of white vinegar or cider vinegar or rice vinegar or dry white wine and brown sugar
- Pomegranate molasses (don't have?) Make your own pomegranate molasses by boiling down a liter bottle (33.184 oz.) of pomegranate juice which will produce 1/3 to 1/2 cup of concentrate
- 1 part lime juice, 1 part water, or 25% dark brown sugar (example: 1/4 lime juice, 1/4 water and 1 tbsp.)
- lemon marmalade or mango chutney
- quince paste
- ripe mango, dried apricots, prunes and a few tsp. Worcestershire sauce
- Keeler's lime marmalade
- fresh lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce and a dash of catchup
- Equal parts of dried apricots, prunes, dates and lemon or lime juice in blender and make paste. 2 tbsp of this for every 1 tsp. tamarind paste.
NOTE: This is not the real thing, however in a pinch it can work. Not to be used in large amounts.