Five Spice Powder
Fennel seed, and the similarly-flavored star anise both play a prominent role in Chinese Five Spice Powder. Add five spice to beef or poultry rub for an Asian flavor.
- 2 tablespoons black peppercorns
- 3 star anise pods
- 2 teaspoons fennel seed
- 6 whole cloves
- 2 cinnamon sticks
Toast all spices in a dry skillet over medium heat until fragrant.
Spread spices out onto foil or parchment to cool. Don’t leave them in the pan, because they will continue to cook and burn.
Once cool, grind spices in a spice grinder or bladed coffee grinder until it is as fine as you can get it.
Store covered in a cool, dark cabinet. Exposure to light will decrease the shelf life.