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Tuk Meric Pepper Dipping Sauce

Tuk Meric Pepper Dipping Sauce

A quick and easy dish for entertaining, Tuk Meric is a deceptively simple dip made from salt, pepper, and lime juice.  In a Cambodian restaurant you will get it with everything from beef lok lak to freshly-boiled seafood. It is traditionally mixed right at the table and made with Kampot pepper grown only in Cambodia. This recipe calls for INDIA TREE Tellicherry.

2 tablespoons INDIA TREE Tellicherry Peppercorns
1 teaspoon INDIA TREE Brazilian Sea Salt
1/2 teaspoon INDIA TREE Demerara Sugar
1 pinch INDIA TREE Hot Chile Flakes
1 fresh lime, juiced (1/4 cup)
  • Mortar and pestle or pepper grinder
  • Liquid measuring cup (1 cup)
  • Citrus juicer
  • Individual small serving bowls for dipping
This recipe uses the following INDIA TREE products:

Keep refrigerated until ready to serve.


  1. Lightly toast peppercorns in a dry skillet.
  2. Crush the peppercorns with a mortar and pestle or grind in a mill on medium setting.
  3. Combine crushed/ground pepper with the remaining ingredients in a measuring cup and stir until sugar and salt have dissolved.
  4. Pour sauce into individual small dipping bowls. Serve with strips of grilled beef, chicken or shrimp.