Shichimi Togarashi (Japanese 7 Spice Seasoning)

Shichimi Togarashi (japanese 7 Spice Seasoning)

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Vicki Butts (lazyme)


This is one variation of the seasoning found at Gourmet Sleuth. It can be used to top rice, flavor soups or noodles and yakitori.


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1/4 cup
15 Min
No-Cook or Other


  • 3 tsp
    sansho powder (japanese sichuan pepper)
  • 1 tsp
    nori flakes
  • 3 tsp
    dried tangerine peel, or dried orange peel
  • 3 tsp
    ground chili pepper
  • 1 tsp
    black sesame seeds
  • 1 tsp
    golden sesame seeds or poppy seeds
  • 2 tsp
    garlic, minced

How to Make Shichimi Togarashi (Japanese 7 Spice Seasoning)


  1. Grind the seeds with the sansho and chili powder (in a suribachi — the grooved Japanese mortar, or a small spice grinder).
  2. Stir in the nori, peel and garlic.
  3. Store in airtight container in refrigerator; will remain fresh for a month.

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About Shichimi Togarashi (Japanese 7 Spice Seasoning)

Course/Dish: Seasoning Mixes
Main Ingredient: Spice/Herb/Seasoning
Regional Style: Japanese
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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