Seasonings and Sauces

Used to complete or round out a meal, these quick extras can make an ordinary meal something special.

Thai Seasoning

2 parts dried lemongrass 2 parts dried lemon peel 1 part Chinese 5 spice powder 1/2 part salt 1/2 part garlic powder These proportions are approximate.  A “part” could be a teaspoon, tablespoon or other measurement. Please, feel free to play with this one. Other recipes for classic Thai flavors include these ingredients as well …

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Curry Powder

coriander cumin fenugreek tumeric You can also add: ginger garlic fennel cinnamon clove mustard cardamom (green or black) mace nutmeg pepper (red, black or white) Traditionally each and every cook had her (or his) own variation of this mixture. If you’re used to the standardized flavor of curry powder, you’re probably expecting those first four …

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