“Tamarind Balls” are popular throughout the Caribbean and are available year round. You can even find them at our local Chinese supermarket "T&T". “Tamarind Balls”  the sweet & sour delight are especially popular. Some versions include hot pepper making it spicy. This spicy treat is basically tamarind pulp with scotch bonnet peppers, garlic and golden brown sugar..... “酸豆肉丸”在加勒比地区非常流行,一年四季都能吃到。您甚至能在当地的华人大统华超市里买到酸豆。甜辣口味的“酸豆丸”尤其受欢迎。有些做法会放辣椒吃起来更过瘾。这样辣辣的小食其实用酸豆肉,苏格兰辣椒、大蒜和黄糖就能做到…… tambran 02 tambran 01 Ingredients: 200 grams of tamarind – a little less than 8 ozs 1/2 scotch bonnet pepper (or any hot pepper you like) 2 cups golden brown sugar 3 tablespoon white sugar (granulated) 2 cloves garlic 原料: 200克酸豆-差不多8盎司 1/2苏格兰辣椒(或者您喜欢的辣椒品种) 2杯黄糖 3汤匙白糖(粗粒) 2瓣蒜 tambran 03 Method:
  • Shell the tamarind pods and remove the strings from the pulp.
  • Put the pulp in a bowl.
  • Optional  – Sprinkle the red rum evenly over the pulp.
  • Add the white and brown sugar (set aside a little brown sugar)
  • Mix scotch bonnet or hot pepper with garlic (pound to smooth paste)
  • 剥开酸豆荚,去除筋。
  • 将酸豆放入碗中。
  • 可选朗姆酒淋上少许
  • 加入白糖和黄糖(留出少许黄糖待用)
  • 将苏格兰辣椒或其他辣椒与大蒜混合(碾成细腻的糊状)
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  • Knead with your hands until the tamarind mixture is like dough
  • Break up the tamarind mixture into bite-size portions
  • Shape them into balls
  • Roll the tamarind balls in the sugar you set aside for more sweetness if desired.
  • Store in a cool area or the refrigerator
The final step is to spead the granualted sugar on a plate and roll the tambran balls to give it that extra finishing touch. You can always set them in the fridge to chill a bit and remain in it’s ball like shape
  • 用手将混合后的酸豆糊揉成团
  • 再将团分成一口大小的块状
  • 捏成球形
  • 依口味在黄糖里滚一下增加些许甜味
  • 存放在阴凉处或冰箱内
最后一步是在板上洒上细糖,把酸豆丸在糖里滚动一下,算是画龙点睛。您可以随时将它们放置在冰箱里冷藏,以便保持丸子的形状。 tambran 05 CCEDE107_tamarind-balls_s4x3_lg
 Enjoy! Stay tuned for some of my other favorite recipes I would like to share with you weekly and let me know if you have some of your favorite recipes to share.


Angela Bi is an international citizen who has lived both in Shanghai and Vancouver Canada. She’s worked in immigration for over a decade and has experienced first hand the joys of living overseas. Angela Bi 是生活在中国上海及加拿大温哥华两地的世界公民。她从事专业移民行业已有十余载,并掌握着旅居海外的一手乐活体验。

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