Of all places I found some tamarind pods at wally world and decided to give them a try.
I'd heard of tamarind but knew nothing of it's use or flavor. It has a strong citrus tangy sweet taste. To use tamarind I removed the skin from the pods. Inside are seeds coated with a sticky mash.
I separated the seeds to individuals and then soaked them in warm water. Once soaked the mash surrounding the seeds breaks away and the mash can be used in cooking. I was making some vegetable soup so I added a bit to the soup. We shall see how it tastes. I think I might try flavoring a pudding with the tamarind, that might be a better use for this flavor. Although I did read that worcestershire sauce contains tamarind.
I'll be at the Blairsville farmer's market tomorrow from 7 am to 1 pm in booth number 9 with my pottery and wood paintings. Thanks for reading and for all your comments.