Recent Examples of star anise from the Web
In a sauté pan over medium heat, toast the star anise, cardamom, cinnamon, peppercorn, coriander, and chiles, stirring frequently, until fragrant (just a few minutes).
Add white and pale green parts of scallions, ginger, garlic, and star anise.
Avoiding garlic and star anise, portion half the vegetables into 4 large soup bowls.
In a small bowl, combine rum, star anise, cinnamon stick, and allspice berries; let stand at least 30 minutes.
Add extra Asian flair by substituting the allspice with Chinese Five Spice powder, typically a blend of star anise, cinnamon, cloves, Szechuan peppercorns and fennel seed.
In a medium pot, add yams, star anise, cinnamon stick, and enough stock to cover, about 4 cups.
Krogstad Festlig 40 percent $27 Rich, unctuous aquavit with pronounced notes of star anise.
Brown sugar adds depth and a little lemon juice, star anise powder and cinnamon give it brightness.
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STAR ANISE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of star anise for English Language Learners
: a small brown star-shaped fruit that is dried and used as a spice especially in Chinese cooking
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