Spices: What’s in There? Chinese Five Spice

This is No. 2 in our series of discovery about Combination Spices.

In this edition we’ll take a look at the specific flavor profiles in the spice combinations that, when put together, make up the spice commercially marketed as Chinese Five Spice.

Chinese Five Spice:  A favorite of mine, it is an essential in  Asian salad dressings, sauces, soups and entrees.  It is a personal favorite added to a late night “Ramen Noodle” snack meal regardless of base flavor.

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 teaspoon fennel seed, toasted and ground
  • 1 teaspoon ground star anise
  • 1 teaspoon Szechuan peppercorns, toasted and ground

Place the ingredients together in a coffee grinder and grind to a fine powder.  Store airtight until ready to use.

Look forward to our next edition:  Herbs d’ Provence

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