Southern China Recipe: Home-made Five Spice

chinese five spice powder

Ingredients

  • Equal amounts of the following spices:
  • cassia (chinese cinnamon or ordinary cinnamon will do)
  • whole cloves
  • whole star anise
  • fennel seeds
  • sichuan pepper (quite different from ordinary pepper)

Method

  1. Grind equal measures of the above spices.
  2. Use to sprinkle into soups, stews, marinades and barbecue sauces.
  3. Store in a sealed container in a cool, dry place.