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Tamarind Fish Sauce

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This dressing or dipping sauce is great with fried fish! That's how mine was originally presented in one of my fried fish salad pictured below.

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Ingredients:

1/4 cup of wet seedless Tamarind (comes in a block).
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1/3 cup of sugar (Less if you don't like it sweet)
1.5 Asian soup spoon fish sauce
2 freshly chopped Thai chili
2 cloves of minced garlic
Juice of 1 large lime.

In a pan:
Put 1/4 cup of tamarind and 1 cup of water and cook the tamarind. Bring to broil and make sure it's all cooked together. Then I strain it and discard the pulp. Don't forget to scrap the bottom of the strainer as that's the best part.

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Put the tamarind sauce back into the small pan. Mine yieldly exactaly 3/4 cup and add 1/3 cup of sugar and bring to a boil.

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Then turn off and add 1 asian soup spoon of fish sauce.

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Then add 2 chopped thai chili and 2 cloves of finely minced garlic.

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Last: add the juice of an entire lime.

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