Pour contents of Tamarind Soup Mix into a pot with 8 cups of tap water.
Stir to dissolve and bring to a boil.
Add approximately 2 pounds of your choice of meat or seafood (shrimp or fish) and vegetables.
Simmer for 10 minutes.
(My shrimp were already cooked so I added them near the end with some of the herbs.)
I chopped some of the basil and stripped the leaves of the other herb from the stalks and added at the end of cooking.