Tang of Tamarind

Tamarind is a fruit that is widely used in Indian, Caribbean and East Asian cooking but foreign to most cooks in North America. The fruit has a fleshy, juicy, acidulous pulp. It is mature when the flesh is colored brown or reddish-brown. The fruit pulp is edible. The hard green pulp of…

Coconut Crazy

Above: Coconut tree in my backyard from which we have harvested fresh coconut. I have to remind myself daily that I’m not living in the Caribbean because so much of my life now in North Miami echos back to when I lived in Santo Domingo. Sure, the infrastructure is way better —…

Tamarind Chicken “Lolipops”

Tamarind Chicken “Lolipops”   Print Prep time 10 mins Cook time 15 mins Total time 25 mins   This is like an Asian barbeque sauce Recipe type: Appetizer or Main Serves: 3 Ingredients 6 chicken drumsticks 4 tbsp tamarind puree (available at Asian and Indian markets) juice of 1 lemon or lime…