Asian Five Spice Seasoning Recipe

Asian 5-Spice Seasoning Mix Recipe

Asian five 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 a staple in my kitchen. I make a large batch so I always have some on hand.

The core five spices that are usually used are anise, black pepper, fennel, cinnamon, and cloves, though sometimes turmeric and citrus peel are added too.

I often use this spice in stir frys and roasted meats or vegetables and I especially like it mixed into a blend of 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 five spice isn’t your type of seasoning, check out my other 13 homemade herb and spice blend recipes for one you’ll like!

Asian 5-Spice Seasoning Mix Recipe
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Asian 5-Spice Seasoning Recipe

Homemade Asian 5-Spice blend uses anise, black pepper, fennel, cinnamon, and cloves for a delicious and complex flavor to add to many dishes.
Course Condiment
Cuisine Chinese
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 cup
Calories 3kcal
Author Katie Wells



  • Mix all ingredients and store in airtight container.


Great on veggies and in drinks too!


Calories: 3kcal | Carbohydrates: 0.6g | Protein: 0.1g | Fat: 0.1g | Sodium: 133mg | Fiber: 0.3g

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Ever tried an Asian five spice seasoning? How did you use it?

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