Whereas the quality of powdered dried turmeric varies greatly depending on how long it's been sitting on the shelf, Angkor Food's Turmeric Paste is made with fresh turmeric (a rhizome, in the same family as ginger) and packed with vibrant, earthy-sweet flavor and a juicy quality that's enhanced with lime juice. The paste has a consistency like grated ginger that's convenient for marinades and curry pastes; use it instead of ground turmeric to add complexity to any recipe—it's turmeric like you've never experienced it.
A Cambodian refugee, Channy Laux started Angkor Food in 2010 to honor the memory of her mother, who fled to the United States with Laux and her three siblings during the Khmer Rouge's regime. The chef's award-winning company, based in the San Francisco Bay Area, is our favorite source of authentic Cambodian ingredients.
Use Angkor Food Turmeric Paste instead of ground turmeric to make an especially aromatic version of our Singaporean Shrimp and Chicken Noodle Soup
(Laksa) or Turmeric-Spiced Fish with Wilted Herbs and Peanuts
. Whip it into softened butter for an easy compound butter that can be made sweet with addition of honey or savory with a touch of salt. Or try something we found on a trip in India: Whisk into honey for a delicious condiment to drizzle over cheeses, roasted vegetables, grilled chicken or pork, as well as sweet foods like melon and ice cream. You can also make a refreshing sweet beverage with Turmeric Paste, lime juice, maple syrup, sparkling water and plenty of ice.
Net Weight: 3.88 ounces
Ingredients: Turmeric, water, organic coconut oil, lime juice concentrate, sea salt
Place of Origin: California, U.S.