Chinese Five Spice
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  • Servings: 6
  • Preparation Time: 30
  • 1 tbsp Cinnamon, ground
  • 1/2 tsp Cloves, ground
  • 1 tbsp Fennel seeds, ground
  • 2 tsp Sichuan peppercorns (Once Ground)
  • 4 tsp Anise (ground)(Star Anise seeds ground)
  1. In a dry skillet or wok, roast the Sichuan peppercorns by shaking the pan over low to medium heat until the aroma of the peppercorns is released. This procedure will take around three minutes.
  2. Grind the roasted peppercorns and star anise in a blender, pepper mill or spices grinder.
  3. Strain the blended seasonings.
  4. Mix in the ground cloves, ground cinnamon and ground fennel seeds.
  5. Grind the seasonings until very fine.
  6. Store in an airtight container and keep it in a dark and cool space.
I used a recipe that I found on pintrest, you can find that here: There are tips that he suggests: 1. Use Chinese Five Spice sparingly, it's very strong. 2. His other tip on Star Anise was NOT correct when I tried it. When you buy Star Anise it is the seeds that you have to grind, the bag that I purchased was 3.5oz and we barley got 4 teaspoons out of it. Buy Anise, it's ground star Anise, you get more for the money that you spend! This makes AMAZING food, you won't regret it!