Star Anise boasts a strong black licorice flavor and a cool star shape. They are rusty brown and range in size from 1" to 1.5" wide. These whole star pods are stronger in flavor than the seeds alone. Grind the stars in a burr grinder or food processor OR add whole pods for flavoring and garnishing.
Anise is an important spice in Chinese and Vietnamese cooking and is an essential ingredient in the Chinese five spice powder. Use Star Anise in barbecued or roasted chicken, poached fish or shellfish, fish stews, light soups based on clear broth, rice pudding, steamed cabbage and braised leeks. For a spicy sweet flavor, add a star inside the cavity of a whole chicken or duck before roasting.
Net Weight 1.59 oz. (45 grams)
Ingredients: dried star anise.