Chinese five spice powder or five spices powder is a convenient seasoning for Cantonese cuisine. It incorporates the five basic flavours of Chinese cooking - sweet, sour, bitter, pungent, and salty.
Ingredients. Video recipe will be uploaded to YouTube soon
Roast two teaspoons of Szechuan peppercorns in a dry frypan for about three minutes.
Grind the peppercorns in a pepper grinder or coffee grinder together with 8 star anise pods.
Strain the ground spices to remove any larger bits.
Mix together 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves, 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon, and 1 tablespoon ground fennel seeds.
Grind the completed mixture until it is a very fine powder.
Use sparingly, as it is extremely pungent
- 2 teaspoons Szechuan peppercorns
- 8 star anise pods
- 1/2 tsp ground cloves
- 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon ground fennel