Do you know much about tamarind? I didn’t, only that I saw it in a drink once at the grocery store. I’ve seen it mentioned in recipes here and there, but just didn’t know much since I have memory of it. So, when I saw this product in the store, and saw how simple it was, I thought it was time to give it a go. I sampled a small amount (big mistake), but here’s what I can say: If you can’t have soy, this would be a good soy “taste” replacement. It’s a lot thicker than soy sauce, which is why it’s a replacement for taste rather than texture. You should also know there seemed to be hints of sour as well, and not in a bad way. Our low/no sugar kid ate this and really enjoyed it.
Allergy Status: Wheat/Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Soy Free, Nut Free, Peanut Free, Yeast Free, Cane/Refined Sugar Free, Sesame Free, Low Histamine, Nightshade Free, Diabetic Friendly, Paleo, AIP
1 pound Ground Pork
6 TBSP Organic White Onion
1 TBSP Organic Tamarind Paste
1/2 tsp Pink Salt
Organic Napa Cabbage Leaves
Organic Cucumber Slices
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Start by heating a pan on medium-high heat (375) and add the meat and onions together. Stir regularly to prevent burning. Once the pork has cooked, drain the meat and let it rest for a minute or two (to allow more draining) before returning it to your pan. Mix in the salt and tamarind paste. That’s it. At this point, you can take this simple and super delicious mix and serve it standalone, with pasta, rice, or…. keep reading 🙂
At first, I was going to serve this as is, but then my foodie brain kicked into action and I had thoughts of “how would this look in an upscale restaurant?” I served it on cucumber, cabbage leaf (like a roll up or taco), and on a cracker. They were all SOOO good. The tasters truly couldn’t decide which one I liked best, which is why I’m sharing them all with you. I truly hope from the bottom of my heart that you enjoy this meal for me.