Tomatoes with lime, ginger and tamarind

Tomatoes with lime, ginger and tamarind

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The Art Of The Larder
Photographer
Mike Lusmore

I buy tamarind in a block as pulp from my local Indian or Turkish grocery store, chopping off what I need and loosening it to a paste by covering it with a little boiling water, then leaving it to sit for 5 minutes before pushing it through a sieve to strain out the pips. But you can buy the ready-made paste in jars. Used to give acidity to a dish, tamarind has a sour-sweet flavour and works well in many Indian, south-east Asian and Middle Eastern dishes. I also like to top up pulp with sparkling water and serve it over ice as a refreshing, fruity drink. In this recipe, the tamarind, ginger and lime balance beautifully with the sweet ripe tomatoes.

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
800g mixed size and colour ripe tomatoes
salt
freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons tamarind paste, shop-bought, or use a pulp block and loosen with a little warm water to a similar amount
1/2-1 teaspoon chilli flakes, or to taste
1 lime, juiced
1 tablespoon brown sugar
2cm fresh ginger, finely grated
1 teaspoon coriander seeds, toasted and finely ground
50ml water
50ml neutral oil
a small bunch fresh coriander, leaves roughly chopped

Method

  1. Prepare the tomatoes by chopping or slicing them thickly according to shape. Arrange them in a serving dish and season with salt and pepper.
  2. Put the tamarind, chilli flakes, lime juice, sugar, ginger, ground coriander, water and oil into a jar. Put the lid on and shake vigorously until the dressing emulsifies. Taste the dressing and adjust the seasoning if necessary with more salt, pepper and chilli.
  3. Pour the dressing over the salad and add the coriander. Serve immediately.
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