Tuk Meric – Cambodian Pepper Sauce

Tuk Meric – Cambodian Lime and Black Pepper Dipping Sauce

One of the most simple yet delicious and versatile sauces. It is nothing more than fresh lime juice blended with ground Kampot pepper with a bit of sugar and salt. (Prep time:  2  minutes)Tuk Meric


  • 2 teaspoons freshly ground Kampot Pepper (black, red or white depending on your dish)
  • ½ teaspoons salt
  • ½ teaspoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons freshly squeezed lime juice


  1. Mix the four ingredients in a small shallow dish and use as desired.

Taste test of Tuk Meric

Author’s note: I have made a number of variations using Tuk Meric as the base. I was once preparing a pork tenderloin dish for friends and had an extra apple on the counter. I thought, hmm; why not make some applesauce. I put them together and it was one of those OMG moments. Try it with wild salmon. Crush fresh blueberries and mango (purée if you want a smooth texture) and mix into the Tuk Meric. It is just delicious.