five-spice powder

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Definition of five-spice powder

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

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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 Chinese five-spice powder 3 star anise pods 1 small cinnamon stick 2 tbsp. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Five-Spice Beef Stew," 3 Jan. 2018 Make Chili Oil: In medium heatproof bowl, combine pepper flakes, sesame seeds, five-spice powder, black pepper, and bay leaves. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Gingery Pork and Chive Wontons," 22 Jan. 2018 Toss in a small bowl with cayenne, five-spice powder, and ¼ tsp. Bon Appetit, "Fried Eggplants with Labneh and Spiced Cashews," 19 May 2017

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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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