Chinese-style five spice rub

    5 min

    This simple mixture of five spices commonly used in Chinese cooking works great as a rub or in a marinade.

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    Serves: 20 

    • 4 tablespoons whole star anise pods
    • 5 tablespoons whole cloves
    • 5 tablespoons Szechuan peppercorns
    • 5 tablespoons fennel seed
    • 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon

    Prep:5min  ›  Ready in:5min 

    1. Grind the star anise pods, cloves, peppercorns, fennel and cinnamon in a spice mill or with a mortar and pestle to a fine powder. Store in a sealed container in a cool dark place until needed.

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    I sprinkle this on the coffee grounds in my coffee maker before pushing the start button! Gives the coffee a unique flavor!  -  10 Oct 2009  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Wonderful! Thank you for posting the recipe. I used powdered clove instead of whole and used ground pepper. I use this spice in most of my Oriental cooking.  -  26 Jun 2011  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I love the flavor of 5 spice. No, I have not made this yet BUT thank you so much for posting a recipe for it.  -  27 Mar 2009  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)