Asian 5-Spice Seasoning Recipe

Asian 5 Spice Seasoning Mix Recipe

Asian 5-spice is a blend of five spices (of course) and often salt. It is great for seasoning fatty cuts of meat like pork or duck but is also great on seafood. It is one of the core spices that I pre-make and always keep on hand.

The core five spices that are usually used are Anise, Black Pepper, Fennel, Cinnamon and Cloves, though sometimes turmeric and citrus.

I often use this spice on stir frys and roasted meats or vegetables and I especially like it with fresh orange juice, lemon juice and honey. (Not sure if this a traditional use, but it is delicious).

Some other great ways to use this spice blend:

If this isn’t your type of spice, check out my other 13 homemade herb and spice blend recipes for one you’ll like! I bought the ingredients for this and all of my other homemade spice blends at Mountain Rose Herbs in bulk to save money.

Asian 5-Spice Seasoning Recipe
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Homemade asian 5-Spice blend uses anise, pepper, fennel, cinnamon and cloves for a delicious and complex flavor to add to many dishes.
Recipe type: Condiment
  • 2 tablespoons Anise Powder
  • 1 tablespoon Ground Pepper
  • 1 tablespoon ground Fennel
  • 1 tablespoon Cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon ground Cloves
  • 1 tablespoon Himalayan or sea salt
  1. Mix all ingredients and store in airtight container. Great for recipes like Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry and other Asian themed cuisine.

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