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thai spice mix

Recipe by
Lee Thayer
Nakhon Si Thammarat

This I have not made, as I live in Thailand, this is probably the closest Americanized version of a 'Thai Spice Mix" with actual Thai seasonings used. Ground Lemongrass and Ground Kaffir Lime Leaves are real things. Every Thai dish is different with regards to the seasoning for them, so this should get you into the ball park. While researching this, I see mixes that called for cayenne pepper, cardamom, curry powder (which is yellow and very Indian), mint, ground turmeric, and ground coconut. All of which are not used or rarely in the case of turmeric Not all Thai dishes are spicy.

prep time 5 Min
method No-Cook or Other

Ingredients For thai spice mix

  • 1 1/2 tsp
    ground cumin
  • 1 Tbsp
    sea salt
  • 1 Tbsp
    ground black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp
    ground white pepper
  • 1 Tbsp
    ground thai chili powder
  • 2 Tbsp
    ground lemongrass
  • 1 Tbsp
    ground kaffir lime leaves
  • 2 Tbsp
    garlic powder
  • 2 Tbsp
    ground ginger
  • 1 tsp
    brown sugar

How To Make thai spice mix

  • 1
    Mix everything together and store in an airtight jar.
  • 2
    Use to season meats, seafood, or veggies.