Star anise (39)

    Find recipes using this beautiful star-shaped spice including Chinese ribs, curries and soups. Star anise impart a unique flavour to poached fruit, creme brulees and rum cocktails, too!

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    3 reviews
     
    2hr10min

    This caffeine-free, milky iced tea is spiced with star anise, cardamom and cinnamon and sweetened with condensed milk. Instead of rooibos you could use your favourite black tea.

    Recipe by: musicianamanda

     
    No reviews
     
    1hr25min

    A rich Chinese-style pork, tofu and daikon radish curry flavoured with garlic, ginger, star anise and chilli bean sauce. Serve with steamed white rice and some stir fried greens.

    Recipe by: RobbertS

     
    No reviews
     
    26min

    Clementines are infused with cinnamon, fresh vanilla and star anise, then baked in the oven, which smells wonderful. To eat, just remove the spices. Serve on their own, or with vanilla ice cream.

    Recipe by: Narno

     
    4 reviews
     
    5hr

    Make a sweet and savoury version of Chinese barbequed (char siu) pork with a honey and mirin (sweet rice wine) marinade. Serve as a main dish or include in an Asian-inspired buffet.

    Recipe by: Manx

     
    7 reviews
     
    5min

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

    Recipe by: Casey Krajenka

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      Star anise and cashew creme brulee

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