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Chinese Five-Spice Powder


Makes about 1/4 cup.

  • by from Fine Cooking
    Issue 77

Chinese five-spice powder adds a deep, rich flavor to Asian-Glazed Braised Short Ribs.

  • 4 whole star anise pods
  • 3 2-1/2-inch cinnamon sticks
  • 1 Tbs. whole cloves
  • 1 Tbs. fennel seed
  • 1 Tbs. Sichuan peppercorns

Combine all the ingredients in a spice grinder. Pulse until finely ground. Store in an airtight container in a cool, dark place for up to 6 months.

Photo: Scott Phillips

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