Posts Tagged ‘tamarind’

Broccoli Beef with Tamarind Molasses Lime Sauce

Wednesday, February 5th, 2014
Broccoli Beef with Tamarind Molasses Lime Sauce

Broccoli Beef with Tamarind Molasses Lime Sauce

Broccoli Beef with Tamarind Molasses Lime Sauce

Two weeks ago for dinner I was planning to make a broccoli dish out of my cookbook Tender, by Nigel Slater.  I absolutely love this gorgeous cookbook.  It’s so well put together — the photos, the writing, and of course, the recipes.  Reading and perusing through the book makes me want to jump into author Nigel Slater’s garden.

Anyway, at the time my husband and I were doing this two week elimination meal plan, and finding recipes in cookbooks was a bit challenging.  Needless to say, between the elimination diet restrictions (no sugar, soy or wheat – so most condiments from the fridge to create a sauce was out of the question) and what I purchased from the grocery, only about three ingredients remained from the original recipe.
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Stewed Radishes

Wednesday, September 7th, 2011
Sauteed Radishes

Sauteed Radishes

Stewed Radishes

Adapted from 660 Curries by Raghavan Iyer

The warm sweet spices, the sugar, and the tamarind paste bring a pleasant sweetness to spicy radishes.  The cooking and the sugar both help to mellow the spice of the radishes.  Stewing the radishes also releases their liquid and a sweet, pink glaze develops, making it not only a delicious dish, but a pretty dish as well.  This was a new way to cook radishes for me, and I loved it.  It’s also a quick dish to make.
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