five-spice powder

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\ ˈfīv-ˈspīs- How to pronounce five-spice powder (audio) \

Definition of five-spice powder

: a blend of spices typically including anise, pepper, fennel, cloves, and cinnamon that is used in Chinese cooking

Examples of five-spice powder in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Asian five-spice powder 1 package of dumpling wrappers Vegetable oil for frying Clean and breast out the birds, and remove the skin. Sauté the meat in a pan until its mostly cooked through, then buzz it up in a food processor along with the ginger. Cosmo Genova, Field & Stream, "How to Cook Pigeon Pot Stickers," 30 Apr. 2020 Olive oil ensures that the cake will not be dry, and Chinese five-spice powder — a combination of cinnamon, cloves, star anise, fennel, and pepper — adds an interesting twist on traditional honey cake spices. BostonGlobe.com, "Most read on BostonGlobe.com," 24 Sep. 2019 On rimmed baking sheet, toss potatoes with 2 tablespoons oil, then five-spice powder and 1/4 teaspoon salt. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Salmon Burgers with Spiced Sweet Potato Fries," 2 Aug. 2019 Stir in maple syrup, soy sauce, vinegar, lime halves and remaining 2 tablespoons five-spice powder; bring to a simmer. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Maple-Glazed Five-Spice Pork," 9 Oct. 2018 That twist — a steam bath — comes from Ms. Phillips, as does the five-spice powder. Julia Moskin, New York Times, "Mastering Chinese-Style Ribs at Home," 9 July 2018 On a rimmed baking sheet, toss potatoes with 2 tablespoon oil, then five-spice powder and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Salmon Burgers and Five-Spice Sweet Potato Fries," 11 June 2018 Whisk plum sauce, soy sauce, sesame seeds, five-spice powder, sesame oil, and cinnamon in a medium bowl; season sauce with salt and set aside. Bon Appetit, "Prosperity Salad (Yusheng)," 19 Mar. 2018 Add garlic, ginger, five-spice powder, star anise and cinnamon and cook, stirring, 2 minutes. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Five-Spice Beef Stew," 3 Jan. 2018

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1970, in the meaning defined above

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“Five-spice powder.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/five-spice%20powder. Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

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five-spice powder

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English Language Learners Definition of five-spice powder

: a mixture of spices that is used in Chinese cooking

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