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Jamaican Tamarind balls recipe


It's tamarind season in Jamaica and I already wet my appetite on some gud (good) ole (old) tamarind balls. Based on the exhibits you can tell that my creativity in tamarind making is well versatile.


2 dozen tamarinds, shelled

1 cup brown sugar


 Shell tamarinds


 Add brown sugar and 1/8 tsp. of white rum (rum is optional)

tamarind and sugar

 Mix tamarinds and sugar


Using the palm of both hands to roll the tamarinds into ball shape.

tamarind in the palm of my hand

 Roll each ball into brown sugar (optional)

tamarind balls


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