Do you know how to make tamarind broth? This delicious Filipino cuisine inspired soup is delicious and nutritious. Chopped tamarind is the base of the soup with the dominant sour and savory flavors that come along with it. Tamarind is the main key ingredient in the soup and everything else is just up to your inspirations, availability of ingredients and vast imagination. It is one of the best eggplant recipes.
That is why I love this soup so much. Tamarin soup is crazy versatile. Use any protein of your choice like pork shoulder, chicken and even fish to create a flavorful broth and fill it up with the bounty of fresh, exotic vegetables to the brim. Use all the leftover forgotten vegetables that have been sitting in the back of the fridge or packet of frosen mix of vegetables and protein of your choice for a healthy and tasty comforting meal. Use tomatoes or potatoes to make your food starchy. Minced garlic will be optional but still acceptable in this soup. Also you can add slices of radish and small pieces of onion if that are the ingredients you like.
Like I mentioned before the constant in the soup is its souring agent – tamarind. You can use packaged frozen unripe tamarind pods or tamarind seasoning mix for tamarind based soup.
Pork shoulder is my choice of meat for the soup, it is inexpensive, lean, flavorful and simply delicious when combined with all the vegetables. Like I said before the sky is the limit for the vegetable choices. Potatoes, daikon radishes, taro root, bok choy, green beans, carrots, spinach, tomatoes and onions. Literally anything goes.
This soup is a no brainer to make. The pork shoulder is first boiled in a meduim quantity of water until tender and the vegetables are then added depending on their cooking times. Don’t forget to salt your soup before tamarind chunks adding. The tamarind juice is added last. As the translucent soup stock comes to life and the bubbles start to jump briskly all over you can smell tangy and comforting, extremely fragrant tamarind aromas. And the smell of tamarind soup base from scratch is just taunting and it is hard to wait for the soup to be ready.
Serve this culinary delight with a steaming hot bowl of sticky rice for an appetizing and satisfying complete meal.
Casandra I. Tillery
August 6, 2019 @ 1:17 pm
Thanks so much Alyssa! Your recipes saved my holiday 🙂 Tamarind soup base recipe is awesome 🙂 🙂 🙂
August 6, 2019 @ 1:31 pm
Be sure to feed this dish to all your family and friends 🙂
Robert M. Ralston
August 8, 2019 @ 6:55 am
Thank you Alyssa! Tamarind soup mix recipe-I will definitely treat my friends!
August 8, 2019 @ 7:31 am
Patricia H. Southard
August 12, 2019 @ 6:45 am
Your recipe tamarind soup mix is awesome My parents believed in my culinary skills and let me live alone 🙂
August 12, 2019 @ 7:37 am
Wow! I am happy to share my recipes with you 🙂
August 13, 2019 @ 6:56 am
Тamarind soup recipe is wonderful! Thanks, Alyssa 🙂
August 13, 2019 @ 6:58 am
Thank you for your reply!
August 14, 2019 @ 10:45 am
Wow! Filipino tamarind soup – it`s delicious.
August 14, 2019 @ 2:45 pm
August 15, 2019 @ 9:57 am
Your recipe chicken tamarind soup is awesome. Thank you Alyssa.
August 15, 2019 @ 2:50 pm
It’s wonderful! Ooh. I am happy to share my recipes with you 🙂
August 18, 2019 @ 4:05 pm
So easy and healthy thai tamarind soup! Thanks for the recipe.
August 18, 2019 @ 5:43 pm
Be sure to try my other dishes. 🙂
August 20, 2019 @ 7:47 am
This is the best tamarind broth I have ever tried.
August 20, 2019 @ 8:57 am
Thank you! Be sure to try my other dishes. 🙂
August 22, 2019 @ 7:12 am
Now I want to try this roasted tomatillo soup!
August 22, 2019 @ 4:40 pm
It’s so nice! You can find many more recipes that will appeal to you. 🙂
August 24, 2019 @ 7:03 pm
Alyssa, thanks to you I`ve learned tamarind soup base mix !
August 24, 2019 @ 7:42 pm
It’s wonderful! Ooh. You can find many more recipes that will appeal to you. 🙂