Chinese Five Spice Recipe: A blog about how to make Chinese five spice mix. Perfect for stir fries, marinades and even desserts!
This DIY spice blend is often used in Chinese cooking and adds a lovely sweet, sour and savory flavor to any dish. If you are looking for the pre-made version, it can be found in most grocers, but I prefer to make my own. This version is not as spicy as some of the store bought versions and I find that it has a cleaner, more intense flavor.
It’s very easy to make and takes virtually no time at all. You’ll have enough for use in several recipes and it will stay fresh for several weeks if stored in an air tight container.
I have included a few of my favorite recipes that use this Chinese five spice recipe below.
Welcome to my blog about Chinese five spice mix. I am very excited to share with you some of the recipes that I have created using this delicious combination of spices.
This blog post is actually the first in a series of three posts about Chinese five spice. In the remaining two posts, I will introduce you to some more advanced recipes using this mix and also give you some details about how to make your own. For now though, let’s start with some basic information and a look at what this spice blend can do for your cooking!
What is Chinese Five Spice?
Chinese five spice is a mixture of spices that is used in both Asian and Western cooking. It is generally a mix of cinnamon, cloves, fennel seed, star anise and Sichuan peppercorns although there are many variations on this recipe. It has a sweet and spicy flavor which makes it perfect for stir fries or marinades. The most common use for Chinese five spice powder in western cuisine is as an ingredient in Chinese duck dishes like Peking Duck but it can also be used as a rub on pork chops before grilling them up!
Chinese Five Spice Recipe
After the last post on Chinese Spices, I couldn’t resist sharing my favourite “go-to” spice mix – Chinese Five Spice.
I use this spice mix in a wide variety of dishes and it can be used in marinades, stir fries, roasts and even desserts.
Rather than buying the pre-mixed spice at the shops, it is really easy to make your own. Not only will your home made version taste better, you will also be able to control the quantity of salt that you add.
All you need to do is combine all of the spices below in an airtight container and then store in a dry, dark place. If stored correctly, it should keep for around 3 months.
Making your own Chinese five spice recipe is easier than you think. Most of the ingredients can be found in your local supermarket or online, and it literally takes less than 5 minutes to make!
The Chinese five spice powder is great for marinades, soups and stews, stir fries and even desserts. It adds a lovely fragrant aroma to any dish!
The Chinese Five Spice Recipe is an aromatic blend that consists of five ingredients. The most traditional blend includes star anise, cloves, cinnamon, Sichuan peppercorns and fennel seeds.
It is used in many Chinese recipes, but can be used in other cuisines as well. You can add it to stir fries or make a marinade with it. You can even add the spice mix to desserts such as chocolate or pumpkin pie.
The spice mix originates from China and it is often used in Cantonese cuisine. You can find the spices in Chinese markets and you can also buy them on Amazon. The mix is also sold as a ready-to-use product.
In Cantonese cuisine the mix is often used in marinades for duck or chicken with hoisin sauce. In the western world people often use it for pork dishes, but you can use it for everything: meat, fish, vegetables and even desserts!
Chinese Five Spice Recipe
The best Chinese five spice recipe that I have discovered is actually not traditional in any way whatsoever. It’s created by my friend Nikki and it is soooo delicious!
If you are looking for a traditional Chinese five spice recipe, then this is not the right place for you. You can find a number of recipes online for traditional mixes, but in my opinion, nothing compares to this one.
I’ve had authentic Chinese five spice before and it always tastes bitter or stale to me. Maybe it’s just me, but I can never get into it. So when I was introduced to this recipe, I was a little skeptical. After all, how much better can it be than real Chinese five spice?
I’ll let you be the judge!
Five spice is a great way to add depth and flavor to your dishes. The best part is, it’s incredibly quick and easy to make – with just five simple ingredients! It’s also a great way to use up some of those herbs and spices that have been hanging out in your pantry for ages.
Chinese five spice powder has many different variations. You can easily customize it according to your tastes or what you happen to have on hand. You can also experiment by adding other ingredients, such as orange peel or even star anise.
This recipe makes the equivalent of one store-bought container of Chinese 5-spice powder, so feel free to double or triple if you plan on using it more often. Just keep in mind that the mix will lose its pungency over time, so it’s best to only make as much as you need for about 3 months.