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Home-made 5 spice

Discussion in 'Cookery' started by nick909, Dec 15, 2011.

  1. nick909

    nick909 Star commenter

    Having found that the 5 spice we had in the cupboard was a little old and stale, and that we had the requisite ingredients in, I made some myself tonight and it's ace. MUCH stronger and more aromatic than shop-bought, only a little was needed tonight to dust some lovely wild salmon I got for a steal in Waitrose (sides of wild salmon currently £12 a kilo til 3rd December - bargain!), giving a subtle but distinct taste. Here's the quanities:
    - 5 star anise
    - half teaspoon whole cloves
    - half teaspoon fennel seeds
    - one teaspoon sichuan peppercorns (get from an Oriental supermarket - supermarket ones aren' worth bothering with in my experience)
    - one teaspoon ground cinnamon

    Grind till finely powdered in a spice grinder or pestle and mortar. Should last a few months tightly sealed.
     
  2. lapinrose

    lapinrose Lead commenter

    Thanks Nick, might be interesting on slices of belly pork.
     
  3. egyptgirl

    egyptgirl Senior commenter

    Hopefully you mean until the 3rd January?!
    I'm giving this a go - can't think why I didn't before!
     
  4. nick909

    nick909 Star commenter

    Hah! Yes.
     

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