Inside the Spice House - Thai Spice Blend
Updated: Nov 21, 2020
A wonderful combination of exotic spices and herbs, such as basil, lemongrass, galangal,
ginger, chili and more! This fusion of Asian ingredients takes you right to the bustling streets of Thailand and the aromas of street food with its strong citrus flavour and kick of chili.
In addition to being one of the tastiest cuisines, Thai food is also known as one of the healthiest foods you can eat. So many of the herbs and spices used in Thai cooking, such as turmeric, galangal, lemongrass, coriander, and chili have immune boosting and disease fighting power. Lemon grass alone, this deliciously fragrant and lemony herb, is used extensively in Thai cooking. It is packed with antioxidants and has been used since ancient times in Chinese medicine for flu and cold symptoms, fever, headaches, stomach pain and arthritis.
With the addition of a little lime juice or some coconut milk to this amazing blend of spices, you can create your own fragrant curry paste or marinade for your favourite Thai recipes. You can use the spice blend to flavour veggies before roasting or grilling, add to your favourite stir fry, Thai burgers (meat or meatless), fish cakes, noodles, soups and more!
Why not try this recipe and enjoy the warming effects of ginger, lemongrass, lime and spicy chilies on both body and soul, both healing and delicious! Can be enjoyed by those following a plant-based diet.
Thai Turkey / Chicken / Veggie Burger with Crunchy Asia Slaw
1 lb. ground turkey/chicken or your go to veggie mix*
3 tablespoons shallot, very finely diced (or red onion)
1 tablespoon Thai Spice Blend (Spice&Easy)
2 tablespoons chopped Thai or regular basil
1 teaspoon lime zest
1 scallion, chopped
1 finely chopped chili for extra heat
1 tablespoon fish sauce / soy sauce
¼ teaspoon white pepper
Crunchy Asian Slaw
1 cup grated carrots
1 cup shredded purple cabbage
1 scallion, thinly sliced
2 tablespoons lime juice (or rice wine vinegar)
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon unrefined sugar or maple syrup
¼ teaspoon salt and pepper
1/4 cup mayo / vegan mayo mixed with
1–2 tablespoons sriracha or Sweet Chili dipping sauce
Preheat grill to medium-high.
Combine all the burger ingredients in a medium bowl and mix well. With wet hands, shape into 3 burgers, 1-inch thick. Place on a plate in the fridge.
Toss the slaw ingredients together in a medium bowl.
Mix the spicy aioli ingredients together in a small bowl.
Grill burgers on a well-greased, pre-heated grill 4-5 minutes each side until golden and cooked through.
Toast or grill the buns.
Spread aioli on the bottom bun, top with the burger, then the slaw, cucumber ribbons, more aioli, then the top bun.
Can be served in a lettuce wrap or over grains and greens for a healthy bowl! Enjoy!
At the Spice House our veggie burgers mix is 3/2/1 - (3 cups drained / cooked black beans / 2 cups cooked brown rice / 1 cup of oats)