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Five-spice powder

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    Hoisin-and-Maple-Glazed Roast Pork Tenderloin

    This recipe is based on the Chinese barbecued pork called char su, with a glaze developed by my wife, Nancy, who is chef/owner of Boulevard in San Francisco. To help…

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    Dim Sum Shrimp and Pork Meatballs with Sesame-Ginger Sauce

    These meatballs echo the juicy filling in dim sum dumplings. Fattier ground pork will make for more tender meatballs, so ask your butcher to grind it fresh from the shoulder.…

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    Chinese Five-Spice Popcorn

    For something so simple, this packs a huge flavor punch, thanks to the heady aroma of five-spice powder. Though good with store-bought five-spice powder, it’s even better with a homemade…

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    Five-Spice Red Cabbage Salad

    An intriguing combination of flavors and textures in this slightly sweet salad makes it hard to stop eating. Serve it with a mild white fish.

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    Grilled Baby Back Ribs with Asian Plum Marinade

    This fruity, sweet, and savory marinade is also delicious with chicken or pork.

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    Pork Tenderloin with Spicy Grilled Pepper Relish

    Round out this quick sweet-and-spicy pork dinner with white rice.

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    Bangladeshi-Style Kitchri

    Kitchri (also known as khichuri or kitcheree) is a homey, comforting, lightly spiced rice and lentil dish originally from India. The lentils—or dal—tend to melt into the rice, thickening the…

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    Five-Spice Millionaire’s Bacon

    Inspired by the candied “millionaire’s bacon” at San Francisco’s Sweet Maple restaurant, this version has even deeper flavor, thanks to soy sauce and Chinese five-spice powder. It’s like spicy bacon…

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    Sweet and Spicy Sesame Chicken Kebabs

    A great hors d’oeuvre, the kebabs are also delicious for dinner, served with rice and seared baby bok choy. If using wooden skewers, soak them for at least 20 minutes…

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    Slow-Cooker Five-Spice Pork with Snap Peas

    Chinese five-spice powder, garlic, ginger, and Asian chili sauce supercharge this sweet and spicy pork stew with flavor. The prep work for the dish is super quick, and the rest…

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