Chinese Five Spice Powder is a seasoning blend that is commonly used in Asian cooking, not just in Chinese cuisines. It is a powerfully scented mixture that includes cinnamon and star anise, among others. Other ingredients for this mix includes fennel, cloves, and Szechwan peppercorns.
Cooking Tips: Chinese Five Spice Powder is famous for use in marinades and spicy rubs to add a distinct toastiness and a hint of spicy flavor to fatty meats, such as duck, goose, and chicken. Aside from the traditional use of the spice for Chinese cooking like Peking duck, you can use it to spice potato wedges, steaks, chicken breasts, and even pies. Also try: jerk seasoning, and ras el hanout.
I made a Chinese fruit salad I found online, for my book club ladies, and loved this spice on it.
I've never had 5 Spice but I kept running into recipies that used it.. Instead of it being super hot (the package is all flames) it was actually a lovely warm spice mix, perfect for chilly weather.
This is a delicious spice blend, fresh and aromatic. I use it in pork dishes as well as fruit pies, a pinch goes a long way. I like theirs better than others I'vd tried.
What a wonderful addition to my spice cabinet! Fragrant and delicious addition !
Solid, fresh, high quality 5 spice- thanks for this