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What do you do with 5-spice powder?

  • waver Oct 1, 2007 08:19 PM
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I have a LOT of 5-spice powder. I sprinkle it on yams before roasting them (in fry-shape). I love the flavour, so what else can I do with it?

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  1. My lunch-time chinese place has a 5-spice eggplant dish. When I had it it was sub-mulligan, but that's because it was over-cooked mush.

    Chopped eggplant, stir-fryed with a bit of chopped tofu, the both of them previously sprinkled with 5-spice powder and a dash of Mirin, makes a formidable dish.

    Add bean sprouts, shaved ginger, and lime zest to taste.

    1. Make this duck! http://www.foodnetwork.com/food/recip...

      1. Mix five-spice with flour, salt, and pepper. Coat chicken wings and deep-fry.

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        1. re: browniebaker

          This works on fish, as well. I use catfish. I fry it, since I'm too nervous to deep-fry anything. And I usually top it with mango and red pepper salsa.

          1. re: browniebaker

            Along the same idea, 5 spice, soy, lime juice, honey and some srirachi (sic). Marinated some wings in he mix and either fry or bake them.

          2. a super easy marinade is 5 spice with soy sauce. i put it on pork, chick or tofu.

            i also use it in flour coatings as browniebaker.

            it's good on corn or popcorn.

            asian flavoured braises use it too.

            1. This won't use up a lot of it, but leite's culinaria has a recipe for five-spice biscuits which look good; a simple sugar biscuit with some five spice in it...

              1. A friend who grew up in the UAR used to make a great chicken dish using the 5 spice powder. I have never been able to get it exactly right, but then again, haven't tried it in years. She would marinate chicken parts in a combo of soy sauce, honey, 5 spice powder, sesame oil and something else that I cannot remember. She then grilled or baked the chicken parts. Absolutely delicious. She said it was a common meal from her childhood. I lost contact with her; perhaps someone else on here will know about this dish, and make the correct adjustment to it. Everytime I see that 5 spice powder at the store I think of her!

                1. How long will 5 spice powder last? I bought a good sized jar of it last year, keep it in cupboard, away from heat & light. This is a good post, because I need to find some things to do with it. I used it for some BBQ ribs in a Steve Raichlen recipe, occasionally in an Asian style marinade.

                  1. It (heart)s pork roasts....

                    1. put it in your chocolate cake batter

                      1. Pot roast.

                        1. use it instead of cinnamon in a crisp or a pie.

                          1. Make this Viennese Linzertorte Cake!