Chinese Five Spice

Today’s post is gonna be a short one.
I just noticed that I was out of “Five Spice” so I made a batch of my own instead of buying a pre-made can, and thought I should let you know how you can make your own Five Spice blend too.

“Five Spice” is a traditional Chinese spice blend with a distinct anise flavor. There are many different variations of it, and many blends actually include more than 5 different spices (I went for six).
It’s often used to season duck, pork or chicken meat, and also veggie stir-fry’s.
It can definitely be used as a rub, or to give a marinade an unmistakable Chinese character.

Chinese Five Spice

Prep time2 minutes
Cook time1 minute
Total time3 minutes
Compliance Paleo, Primal, Whole30
Meal type Condiment
Main ingredient Other
Classic Chinese spice blend!

What you need:

  • 1 tablespoon ground star anise
  • 1 tablespoon ground fennel seeds
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon ground ginger
  • 1 tablespoon ground cloves
  • 0.5 tablespoon ground sichuan pepper (or black pepper)

What to do:

1Put all ingredients in a small bowl, and blend them well using a fork.
2Store in an air-tight container.


Five Spice brings a lot of flavor, so don't over do the seasoning with it...


In the upcoming posts I’ll give you some ideas on what you can make with it, so make sure to check back in ;)
That’s all for now folks, now go have an awesome week!


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