This tasty side dish is the perfect complement to grilled or fried Filipino viands. The wonderful tanginess refreshes the palate and cuts through the richness of meats.
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Serves 6 Prep Time 10 minutes Cooking Time 15 minutes
4 cups unripe jackfruit (langka),
peeled, cored, and cut into
1 1/2-inch strips
2 cups water
4 unripe tamarind pods or
sinigang sa sampalok powder, to taste
1 onion, sliced
1 (1-inch) piece ginger, sliced into 4 pieces
1 finger chili
1/2 cup small shrimp
fish sauce (patis), to taste
fresh tamarind leaves for garnish
1 Put jackfruit and water in a stockpot and bring to a boil; cook for 5 minutes or until jackfruit is almost tender.
2 Add tamarind pods, onions, ginger, and chili; cook until tender.
3 Add shrimp and cook until they turn pink. Season with fish sauce. Discard tamarind pods.
4 Remove from heat and add tamarind leaves. Serve hot.
Photography by Aldwin Aspillera | Styling by Rachelle Santos | Food Preparation by Myke "Tatung" Sarthou of Tatung's Garden Café
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