Good morning people!
How was your weekend? I’m glad many of you liked the apple-pear tower it was so simple and good right? I had a really nice and quiet weekend, starting with the beautiful weather! I saw a couple of friends and I also had a chance to go to the park for a while, oh my goodness, so much beauty!
I can definitely notice that I’m still very attached to my mexican roots, hot weather is my thing.
Well talking about warmer times coming ahead, I have something refreshing and for sure delicious! I made this back in Mexico a couple of months ago, I can’t wait to be back home to make more goodies! And I have a few fresh jackfruits waiting for me, so exciting!!
As you may know, or maybe not, tamarind is a very popular fruit in Mexico, traditional mexican foods include tamarind all the time, specially beverages. So, I was trying to get the most out of local things that are available while I was there, but also keeping in mind that it was available in other countries. Tamarind is very easy to find both in Canada and USA, most of the time in asian, caribbean or latin markets.
This sauce came out of my head while shopping at a local market. You can follow the instructions in the video, and what a better way to eat it than with some veggie rolls! I tried it both as a dipping sauce for the rolls and as a dressing, just added a little bit more water and both were fine. Your choice!
Gastrawnomica’s Tamarind Asian Rolls
Spinach and cilantro leaves
1/2 cup tamarind pulp
1/2 cup dates, soaked and pitted
2 Tbsp fresh apple juice
Water as needed
Follow video instructions.
Well I hope you give this a try if you find some tamarind, which I’m pretty sure you will if you look for it. I always see it here in Montreal so I’m sure if you ask maybe you will. I hoep you all have an awesome weekend, which is almost here! I have a long weekend, Monday is Queen Victoria’s Day, so no school for me!
Talk to you soon!