Chinese Five Spice Powder, 200 g bag
Chinese five-spice powder is a seasoning blend of ground spices (Sichuan peppercorns, ground cloves, fennel, cinnamon, and star anise). It can add a spicy kick to dry rubs or marinades for meat, fish, or poultry. This powerful blend also works great in soups, stir-fries, and fried rice, and will add a Chinese twist to vegetables and even to a fruit salad.
Chinese five spice powder may have originally been used medicinally to balance yin and yang. Five is considered to be a number associated with healing properties. It has been integrated into Chinese and Taiwanese cuisine and it is also used in other parts of Asia. For cooking, the theory is that five-spice encompasses a balance of the main flavors, between cool (yin) and warm (yang).
Weight: 200 g
RECIPE: Chinese 5 Spice Tofu Stir Fry
14 oz tofu, pressed and cut into cubes
1 Tbs Chinese Five Spice Powder
4 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
1/4 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
1/4 cup tamari
- salt, pepper to taste
1 cup chopped bell pepper
1/2 cup chopped cashews
2 tsp maple syrup
- First mix all the marinade ingredients (orange juice, Chinese Five Spice Powder, tamari, garlic) in a bowl and set aside.
- Heat a bit oil (coconut or sesame is fine) or use a bit of vegetable broth, if you want to make to make this oil free. Add tofu and fry for around 10 minutes until golden and crisp. Put the tofu out of the pan.
- Next give the broccoli and optional chopped bell pepper to the pan, again with a bit of oil or vegetable broth and fry for around 5 minutes. Add tofu and put the stir fry sauce into the pan and cook for 5 minutes more.
- Season with salt and pepper add the optional maple syrup and chopped cashews.
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