Long-tail Sunset Thai Blend
Spicy Thai Chile, Tamarind, Coconut
Long-tail Sunset is a tamarind coconut curry blend. This spicy and tangy spice blend is a homage to the fishermen of Southern Thailand. Delicious on seafood, it makes an amazing curry sauce that I love on just about everything. It is also great on rice, noodles, chicken, pork, vegetables, and stir-fry!
Coconut unsweetened, Ginger, Tamarind, Thai Chili, Coriander, Cumin, Lemongrass
Glass Jar Net Weight: 2.2 oz
No Additives, GMOs, Or Fillers, No Salt
Tips for Success
- Clumping is normal as we don’t use anti caking agents or salt. If clumping occurs simply break apart with your hands before seasoning.
- Try not to pour spices out of the jar over a steaming pot or pan as the steam can get in the jar and cause further clumping.
- For maximum flavor make sure to use with salt.
- Ground spices can burn quickly so make sure to use oil to help distribute the heat more evenly when making a rub.
At nightfall, fisherman of Southern Thailand venture on long-tail boats for their daily catch, navigating the dark sea by constellations. Arriving back to shore, they proudly march their live haul into the cafes, where the customers’ singular selections are prepared by the chef. I savored two remarkable seafood dishes on that trip (spicy coconut curry lobster and fried fish with tamarind dipping sauce), and their indelible flavors inspired Long-Tail Sunset. Mixing this ambrosial blend of harder-to-find ingredients like tamarind, Thai chile and lemongrass with fresh aromatics and our Java turmeric makes quick work of yellow curry paste. A scant palmful added to a beer batter puts a Southeast Asian spin on quintessentially British fish and chips. And as a cocktail rimmer, it lingers lovingly on the lips long after the last drop.
How do you use this blend?
Here are just a few ideas: Thai curry sauce, stir-fry, use as a rub by mixing it with a bit of salt and sugar, fried rice, soups and stews, noodle dishes.
Where does the name come from?
This blend was inspired by a fisherman I met in Koh Lanka, Thailand. He lived in a fishing village and everyone in the community plays a role. He would take their long-tail fishing boat out every night at sunset with only the stars to guide him to catch enough fish to sell to restaurants, the market and feed his family. This blend brings me back to the meal we enjoyed with the fish he caught.
What’s in it?
This blend is salt free and made of non gmo spices. No additives or fillers.
Ingredients: Coconut unsweetened, Ginger, Tamarind, Thai Chili, Coriander, Cumin, Lemongrass