That was a surprisingly good way to use up some tamarind! I made it vegetarian by using ground soy beans instead of pork. I also used tamarind concentrate instead of juice (my mistake) but it was not overpowering. I cut the sugar in half and it was just the right sweetness (I don't like my food very sweet though). I served the mixture rolled in turnip greens: not very traditional, but the peppery taste of the greens was a nice contrast to the sweet and sour mix. Overall, very good, and I'll make it again.
5 stars are not enough for this fabulous dish! I left out the shallots (personal pref) otherwise made as specified. I served the meat mixture wrapped in escarole leaves. The sauce was wonderfully zingy and flavorful and the peanuts were a perfect complement. Easy to make too - we just LOVED this!