Online Chinese 5 Spice
Chinese 5 Spice. Five-spice powder brings its complex mix of flavours to Chinese cuisine and is notably used in the red cooking technique. It is the best-known Chinese spice mixture and it combines spices in accordance with the balancing philosophy of yin and yang. Five-spice powder is a seasoning blend of ground spices, appearing as a dry brown powder. In Chinese cuisine, it is most often used to flavour braised or roasted meat, fish, and poultry dishes, and may be included in marinades and rubs. The typical blend is fat-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan, and vegetarian.
A typical recipe for five-spice powder calls for Szechuan (Sichuan) peppercorns, ground cloves, fennel, cinnamon, and star anise. Five-spice powder can also include anise seeds, ginger root, nutmeg, turmeric, cardamom, amomum villosum pods (similar to cardamom), liquorice, orange peel, or galangal.
Five-spice powder is used sparingly as a spice or a meat rub, as it can be quite strong. This fragrant mixture is delicious in any stir-fry recipe. Also, try mixing a teaspoon with some fry light or (similar) and vinegar and use it to baste steak or pork while it's on the grill. Occasionally you will also see five-spice powder added to a sauce. Five-spice powder goes very nicely with tofu and it's one of the secret ingredients in pressed seasoned bean curd.
Suitable for Vegetarians
Ingredients: Allergens in Capitals
Star Anise, Cinnamon, Fennel Seeds, Black Pepper, Cloves.
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