Chinese 5 Spice Powder

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Beth Renzetti

By
@elmotoo

I found this description while looking at tea recipes, lol. So, I rewrote it as a recipe. I'd much rather mix up my own than pay up for the premixed stuff. And I generally have all the ingredients on hand.

Five-spice powder encompasses all five flavors – sweet, sour, bitter, pungent, and salty.

Use five-spice powder sparingly, as it can be quite pungent. If desired, you can substitute black peppercorns for the Szechuan peppercorn, and ground anise for the star anise (use 4 teaspoons of ground anise).

Rating:

★★★★★ 3 votes

Comments:
Serves:
makes about 1/4c spice mix
Prep:
5 Min
Cook:
10 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

How to Make Chinese 5 Spice Powder

Step-by-Step

  1. In a dry skillet, roast 2 teaspoons of Szechuan peppercorns by shaking the pan over low to medium heat until the aroma of the peppercorns is released (about three minutes).
  2. Grind the roasted peppercorns and 8 star anise in a blender or pepper mill. Strain the blended seasonings.
  3. Mix in 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves, 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon, and 1 tablespoon ground fennel seeds.
  4. Grind the seasonings until very fine.
  5. Store in an airtight container.

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About Chinese 5 Spice Powder

Course/Dish: Other Sauces
Main Ingredient: Spice/Herb/Seasoning
Regional Style: Chinese
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy
Hashtags: #spices, #chinese




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