The Chinese five spice blend is a staple in Chinese cooking and is incessantly used in a technique referred to as and ldquo flavour potting and, where meat is steeped in a wealthy sauce and cooked for long hours. The spices included here are the most repeatedly used in five-spice powder, with the sweet tones of star anise, cloves and cinnamon with the bite of Szechwan pepper, all married along side ground fennel seeds. Some recipes use them in equal proportions, others use more of one to heighten a specific flavour. Usually though, Chinese five spice is dominated by the aroma and flavour of star anise. It’s used in many Asian recipes, its sweet tangy flavour goes well with greasy meats like pork and duck. Stir-fried vegetables are enhanced by sprinkling about a teaspoon of Chinese five-spice over them when cooking. Add a little salt and it makes a very good spice rub for chicken, duck, pork and seafood.
Urban Platter Asian 5-Spice Powder, 70g
Made from a blend of Cinnamon, Star Anise, Cloves, Sichuan Pepper and Fennel
Can be utilized as marinades, in flavouring Asian curries and a few traditional Sichuan dishes
Stir-fried vegetables are enhanced by sprinkling about a teaspoon of Chinese five-spice over them when cooking
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