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Matcha Chai Latte

Matcha Chai Latte by SeasonWithSpice.com

Smooth and sweet with the first sip, then spicy as it settles on the back of your tongue.  It looks like a cup of matcha - a rich, creamy green - but that lingering, wakening, delectable sensation tells your taste buds this drink is much more.

Matcha Chai Latte combines the best of two warming, welcoming, wintery drinks into one mug.

Matcha Chai Tea Blend available at SeasonWithSpice.com

Thai Grilled Steak Salad with Cilantro-Lime Dressing

Thai Grilled Steak Salad with Cilantro Lime Dressing by SeasonWithSpice.com

Trying to decide which Season with Spice blend to try first?

Start where we do in our own kitchen.  If you’ve been following along recently, you’ve probably noticed a trend – Thai Grilled Chicken with Sweet Chili Dipping Sauce, Thai Grilled Pork Chops, Thai Grilled Fish Tacos with Mango Salsa, and now Thai Grilled Steak Salad with Cilantro-Lime Dressing.

Thai BBQ Seasoning available at SeasonWithSpice.com

Zucchini Stir-Fry with Japanese Seven Spice

Zucchini Stir Fry with Japanese Seven Spice by SeasonWithSpice.com

On Saturday, we had quite a few customers come through the store, look carefully at each shelf, and inevitably peer down at one specific blend and ask, “Now, how would I use Japanese Seven Spice?”

Japanese Seven Spice (Shichimi Togarashi) available at SeasonWithSpice.com

Thai Minced Pork Salad with Lemongrass Ginger Seasoning


Larb – a popular minced meat salad dish found in Laos and Thailand – is a healthy, light dish, great for using up some of your summer produce and garden fresh herbs.  And a fun way to try out some of your Asian spices and salts, like Lemongrass Ginger Seasoning and Thai Sriracha Sea Salt.

Thai Minced Pork Salad recipe with Lemongrass Ginger Seasoning by SeasonWithSpice.com

Thai Minced Pork Salad with Lemongrass Ginger Seasoning is my streamlined version of Larb.   The dish has endless possibilities, so modify this recipe to suit what’s in your kitchen, and for your own flavor preferences.  The fundamental idea of the dish is in the layering of protein with veggies and fresh herbs.

Smacked Cucumber in Garlicky Sauce (Suan Mi Pau Huang Gua)

Smacked Cucumber In Garlicky Sauce

Smacked Cucumber in Garlicky Sauce.  蒜米爆黄瓜

Sounds oddly cruel to smack a cucumber a few times before slicing it into a dozen pieces, but give it a try.  It’s a method in Chinese cooking to bruise the veggie to soften it up, allowing it to mix well with the sauce.

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ingredients for chinese cucumber recipe

This recipe for Smacked Cucumber in Garlicky Sauce – a Sichuanese appetizer commonly found in Chinese restaurants – was brought to our attention by Jean J., one of our most creative customers in the kitchen. 

With her usual contagious excitement – and possibly surrounded at the time by one too many cucumbers from the garden ready to be smacked – Jean left us this message: 

“Season with Spice to the rescue tonight!  I was craving a recipe that asked for chili oil (Fuchsia Dunlop's, Smacked Cucumbers in Garlicky Sauce).  I lined up all my Season with Spice bottles and began to play.  I used a dozen Korean Chili Threads and a generous pinch of ground Bird's Eye Chili powder. Perfect ~ Delicious ~ I may not ever make the recipe as originally written! :)”

Fresh Figs with Feta, Honey, and Aleppo Chili Flakes

Fresh Figs with Feta, Honey, and Aleppo Chili Flakes by SeasonWithSpice.com

With fresh California figs popping up at grocery stores around the country right now, it’s a great time to invite a few friends over, open up a bottle of wine, and enjoy a simple, yet elegant appetizer of Fresh Figs with Feta, Honey, and Aleppo Chili Flakes.

fresh figs
Fresh Figs with Feta, Honey, and Aleppo Chili Flakes by SeasonWithSpice.com

Sweet figs, with their refreshingly crunchy seeds, match well with salty, crumbly feta.  To add some zing and color, I also like to sprinkle on some savory Aleppo Chili Flakes.  The vinegary, salty notes of the chili flakes complement the delicious combination of fruit and cheese.

Thai Grilled Fish Tacos with Mango Salsa

Thai Grilled Fish Taco with Mango Salsa by SeasonWithSpice.com

Thai Taco.

Has a nice ring to it.  Thai Taco.   It’s the sound of the delicious marrying of Thai & Mexican cuisines. The fresh veggies and herbs; the citrusy flavors; the combination of the perfect blend of spices.

Thai BBQ Seasoning available at SeasonWithSpice.com
tilapia seasoned with thai bbq seasoning

grilled fish with thai bbq seasoning

One of the most popular blends in our store over the weekend was our Thai BBQ Seasoning.  The aroma – a mix of cumin, coriander, lemongrass, garlic, pepper, smoked serrano chili powder, and a few other spices – had our customers immediately asking how best to use it this week for dinner.

That was an easy answer – Thai Grilled Fish Taco with Mango Salsa.