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A lot of pre-packaged store-bought tamarind sauces taste too sweet or too sour. Try this delicious tamarind sauce recipe instead, perfect for your BBQ dishes, and great with meats, poultry and shrimp.
By- Last revised . Published Oct 10, 2014.
Homemade tamarind sauce.
Why I ❤️ it
Tamarind sauce is a tangy, sweet and slightly sour sauce with a perfect touch of spices that is commonly used in South Asian, Southeast Asian and Mexican cuisine. It is a versatile sauce that can be used as a marinade, dipping sauce or as a condiment to add flavor to a variety of dishes.
One of the best things about tamarind sauce is that it is incredibly easy to make at home. All you need is a few simple ingredients and a little bit of time to enjoy the sweet and tart flavor of this lovely BBQ sauce.
Spicy and sweet tamarind sauce recipe
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Before you start, make sure you have all the ingredients and utensils ready.
Step 1: Combining ingredients
In a small saucepan, combine the tamarind paste and hot water. Stir to dissolve the paste. Add the remaining ingredients and stir to combine.
Pour into a small saucepan and bring to a boil and simmer at medium-high heat, stirring constantly until the sauce has thickened (or 5-10 minutes).
Step 2: Serve or store
Remove the sauce from the heat and let it cool for a few minutes. Pass the sauce through a fine-mesh sieve to discard all solids.
Use to brush meats for grilling or serve alongside your barbecue. To store, pour the sauce into an airtight container and store in the refrigerator or freezer for up to a month.
- If you can't fid tamarind paste, you can use tamarind juice and reduce to a paste by simmering it. You can make tamarind juice from tamarind pulp following this recipe.
- You can search for tamarind paste or pulp in Latino or Indian grocery stores.
- Tamarind sauce can be served with a variety of dishes, including grilled meats, seafood, vegetables, and tofu. It is also a great dipping sauce for spring rolls or samosas.
Calories: 154kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 0.4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 403mg | Potassium: 273mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 16IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 43mg | Iron: 1mg
Can tamarind paste go bad?
Yes, as any vegetable product, tamarind paste can go bad. You can freeze tamarind paste in an airtight container and freeze for up to six months.
How long does tamarind sauce last?
Homemade tamarind sauce can last for up to a week in the fridge, or up to a month frozen.
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BBQ Tamarind Sauce Recipe
- 2 cups tamarind paste
- ½ cup water boiling hot
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- 1½ teaspoons red chili powder or cayenne pepper
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 cloves garlic crushed
- 1 teaspoon ginger powder
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
Combining the sauce
- In a small saucepan, combine the tamarind paste and hot water. Stir to dissolve the paste. Add the remaining ingredients and stir to combine.Pour into a small saucepan and bring to a boil and simmer at medium-high heat, stirring constantly until the sauce has thickened (or 5-10 minutes).
Serving or storing
- Remove the sauce from the heat and let it cool for a few minutes. Pass the sauce through a fine-mesh sieve to discard all solids.Use to brush meats for grilling or serve alongside your barbecue. To store, pour the sauce into an airtight container and store in the refrigerator or freezer for up to a month.