I cooked this soup a month or so ago but I went on a break from the blog at the time. I got the recipe, Sinampalukang Langka (green jackfruit in tamarind broth) from Yummy online magazine. I thought at first the ingredients are a bit unusual but I'll eat any sour soup flavored with fish sauce. I like its uncomplicated flavors and will make it again for sure.
Fresh green jackfruit is not available here in the US. I buy the Thai canned ones whenever there is a need for it. If it's available, use the fresh ones. Green jackfruit is a good ingredient for vegan recipes because of its texture and ability to absorb seasonings.
Green Jackfruit and Tamarind Soup
3 cups water
¼ cup tamarind paste, more or less to taste
1 small onion, sliced
1-inch ginger, peeled and sliced
1 can green jackfruit
2 tablespoons dry shrimps, soaked in warm water
2 tablespoons fish sauce
sea salt, to taste
1 green finger chile
- In a medium saucepan, bring to a boil water, tamarind, onion, and ginger; let boil on medium heat, covered, for 2 minutes. Add jackfruit, shrimps, fish sauce, and salt and let simmer, covered, for 12 minutes. Add finger chile and simmer for 1 minute more. Taste and adjust seasoning. Serve immediately.