There are several ways you can use five spice powder. You can cook stir fry, soup, chicken, and rice with it. It’s also great for steaming or grilling. But the best way to use the powder is in pork dishes. The flavors go perfectly together.
Here’s What You will Need:
Five-spice powder (1 tablespoon)
Pork tenderloin chops (4 pieces)
Salt and pepper (½ teaspoon each)
Honey (1 tablespoon)
Garlic cloves (2 minced)
Sesame oil (2 tablespoons)
Soy sauce (3 tablespoons)
Five-spice pork is a simple and delicious recipe which can be prepared in 30 minutes or less. This dish, also known as five-flavor pork, has a distinctly Asian flavor with the use of five-spice powder. Five-spice powder is a blend of cinnamon, cloves, fennel seed, star anise and Szechwan pepper. The taste is like a more pungent version of pumpkin pie spice.
This recipe calls for stir-frying the pork and vegetables together over high heat in a wok or nonstick skillet. The vegetables should be cut into large pieces so they will hold up during the fast cooking process. A hot wok and high heat are necessary to get that tasty browned effect on the meat and vegetable pieces. If your wok or skillet is not hot enough, the meat will steam instead of sear and brown nicely.
Chinese 5-spice powder is a blend of star anise, cloves, fennel seed, Chinese cinnamon and Sichuan peppercorns. It’s commonly used in marinades and spice rubs for meat.
Add the pork to a plastic bag or large bowl and add 2 tablespoons of the 5-spice powder along with the sugar and salt. Mix well until all the pieces are evenly coated with the spice mixture. Cover and marinate in the fridge for at least 30 minutes or up to 2 hours.
Heat oil over medium heat in a large skillet or wok. Add garlic and ginger and cook for 1 minute until fragrant. Add the pork with any marinade remaining in the bowl. Stir fry for about 8 minutes until lightly browned and cooked through. Serve hot with rice, noodles or your favorite side dishes.
Pork butt – also commonly referred to as pork shoulder – is the perfect cut of meat for slow-cooking. It’s relatively inexpensive, and it has a lot of flavor! When cooked properly, the meat will practically fall apart from the bone.
This recipe is perfect for any slow cooker. I recommend using a 5-6 quart slow cooker for this specific recipe. If you would like to use a smaller slow cooker, you should still be able to follow the same directions; however, you may need to reduce the ingredients by half.
To prepare this dish in your slow cooker, you will need some ingredients that can be found in any grocery store. The main ingredient is pork butt. You can typically find pork butt in the meat section of your local grocery store. Pork butt can be very large. For instance, if you’re buying an 8-10 pound cut of meat, it may not fit into your slow cooker! If this is the case, you might have to use a larger slow cooker or buy two smaller cuts of meat — which does work just fine!
You will also need five spice powder which can be found in your local Asian market or ordered online at Amazon or eBay. You can make your own 5-spice
1/4 cup of soy sauce
1/4 cup of water
2 tablespoons of brown sugar
1 tablespoon of five-spice powder
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 pounds of pork tenderloin, trimmed and cut into 2-inch pieces
If you love Chinese food, then you must have heard of five-spice powder. The name itself is a literal translation of the Chinese name for this spice blend—wǔxiāngfěn (五香粉). But the “five” isn’t really a reference to the number of ingredients used. In fact, many Chinese cooks use as many as ten or more spices in their blends!
Traditionally, five-spice powder was made using only five ingredients—star anise, cloves, cinnamon, Sichuan pepper and fennel seeds. However, cooks today often add other spices like ginger, nutmeg and turmeric.
The unique flavor of five-spice powder comes from the interplay between sweet spices like cinnamon and star anise and pungent spices like cloves and Sichuan pepper. Cooking with this powder is easy as long as you know what it can be paired with; its flavors are too strong to be used in just any dish.
This is a classic dish that can be served with noodles, rice, or in this case, mashed potatoes. The great thing about this recipe is how easy it is to make and that the ingredient list is short and sweet. A few ingredients that you likely already have on hand and a nice cut of meat will do the trick.
If you like your pork to be a bit on the spicier side, consider adding some crushed red pepper flakes. This will add a little heat to the dish without making it too spicy.
In addition to a nice piece of pork loin or tenderloin, you will need garlic powder, onion powder, five spice powder (this can be found in most well-stocked grocery stores), salt and pepper. You will also need some canola oil for searing the meat before baking it in the oven at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes.