This simple mixture of five spices commonly used in Chinese cooking works great as a rub or in a marinade. The ingredients may be a little more difficult to obtain, but the effort is well worth the result. This is probably one of the easiest recipes to assemble. I hope you enjoy.

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Ingredients

20
Original recipe yields 20 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Grind the anise pods, cloves, peppercorns, fennel, and cinnamon in a spice mill or with a mortar and pestle to a fine powder. Store in a sealed container in a cool dark place until needed.

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Nutrition Facts

16.2 calories; 0.5 g protein; 3.5 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 6 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
10/13/2009
I sprinkle this on the coffee grounds in my coffee maker before pushing the start button! Gives the coffee a unique flavor! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/13/2009
I sprinkle this on the coffee grounds in my coffee maker before pushing the start button! Gives the coffee a unique flavor! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/13/2009
I sprinkle this on the coffee grounds in my coffee maker before pushing the start button! Gives the coffee a unique flavor! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/27/2011
Wonderful! Thank you for posting the recipe. I used powdered clove instead of whole and used ground pepper. I use this spice in most of my Oriental cooking. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/27/2009
I love the flavor of 5 spice. No I have not made this yet BUT thank you so much for posting a recipe for it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/01/2012
The Szechuan pepper can be a little hard to find so when you do make a big batch of this and toss it on everything from grilled pork chicken or shrimp to popcorn. Very good. I did this recipe as a part of the Western Region's Faceless Frenzy July 2012. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/09/2016
Perfect! Thank you for the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/13/2017
It came out great. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
02/12/2019
It was great! Couldn t find five spice at Walmart Read More