I'll be the first to say it's taken me a longggggggggggg time to try this fruit. I had seen the frozen version in the grocery store in the Goya section mingling with the other fruits such as guayabana, morada and such that I would snag on occasion to throw in my smoothies; b.u.t something kept me from trying this fruit.
My sweetie brought a box home a few days ago and I was now face to face with either my new obsession or worst nightmare. How long was it going to take for me to buckle down and just try one? I mean, it's not like I'm about dig into a Durian**; how bad could it be? It says right on the box 'dulce'...
So I opened the box, and inspected the pods.
Cracked the outer shell and wondered just how the hell I was supposed to eat these...do I eat the whole thing or just scrape my teeth along the exterior?
Well, my method was to try the latter and I realized after eating the first one, it's like nature's caramel. I also realized I've had that taste before; when I've eaten authentic Indian food (like Samosas) they provide a dipping sauce (that is to die for) with tamarind in it (correct me if I'm wrong).
Ok so now I'm hooked on tamarind. Next step is to figure out what to do with it. I'm tasting a chutney or something....*creative spark*
**(and for the record no I won't be trying Durian!)