Thai flavors will change up the standard comfort foods we enjoy in the United States, according to a large brand marketing group. And with such a diverse group of fresh, bold ingredients, there is incredible potential for creativity in food product innovation. Check out these common Thai ingredients that will make your recipes extraordinary.
Rice vinegar, commonly used in pad thai, can cross over to change up the flavor of sauces and marinades. It can also put a new twist on cole slaws, pickles, and cold pasta salads.
Mango and Ginger are often seen in combination. Try them for a sweet and spicy desert topping, as a marinade for meats, or in a cocktail mix for a unique beverage.
Sriracha Sauce flavor from Thailand is becoming more and more mainstream, as seen with the new Lay’s potato chip flavor that will be launched this year in the U.S. This hot chili-garlic flavor has also been used as a popcorn seasoning, lollipop flavor, and hamburger sauce, as well as a new twist on bloody mary drinks and chicken marinades.
Red curry paste can make a spicy addition to boring pasta dishes, and may also be added to the cooking water for your rice to quickly enliven your dish.
Lemongrass will become more prevalent as the influence of Southeast Asian flavors become more commonplace. Its light, fragrant flavor can already be found in marinades for seafoods and beef, as well as in Asian inspired soups. But also consider using it with ginger in sodas, paired with coconut for ice creams, or in a frosting for cupcakes!
Add a Thai flavor twist to your recipes with these products:
- Thai Style Chili Sauce from Kikkoman Sales USA
- Lemongrass Oil from Spectrum Chemical
- Lemongrass Puree from SupHerb Farms
- Thai Basil from SupHerb Farms
- Natural Rice Vinegar from Mizkan Americas, Inc.
- Ginger C02-TO Extract (NOP – Organic Cert) by Flavex Naturextrakte GmbH
- Organic Clarified Mango Juice Concentrate from Northwest Naturals
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