At a certain age one starts thinking of the concepts of food and drink in terms of "what is it" and "what does it mean compared to what I know." My current mindset is "Is it tasty and how do I eat it?" There is so much in my nearest grocery store that is aimed at a Caribbean clientele. I want to know what all of it is.
I mush/mashed the soaked tamarind through a metal strainer and got this delicious thick water. I added it to some lentils in the style of this recipe and it is really really good.
I’m certainly making a beer out of these at some point.