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What do you do with 5-spice powder?

waver Oct 1, 2007 08:19 PM

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?

  1. alchemywunderkid Oct 1, 2007 09:17 PM

    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. Euonymous Oct 2, 2007 01:47 AM

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

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        browniebaker Oct 2, 2007 06:18 AM

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

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          Glencora Oct 2, 2007 10:15 AM

          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.

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            jjbourgeois Oct 2, 2007 08:59 PM

            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. chocabot Oct 2, 2007 06:37 AM

            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. Gooseberry Oct 2, 2007 07:27 AM

              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. mschow Oct 2, 2007 07:33 AM

                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!

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                  Diane in Bexley Oct 2, 2007 07:38 AM

                  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. Karl S Oct 2, 2007 05:01 PM

                    It (heart)s pork roasts....

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                      sugarbuzz Oct 2, 2007 05:08 PM

                      put it in your chocolate cake batter

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                        mpalmer6c Oct 2, 2007 05:16 PM

                        Pot roast.

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                          Budino Oct 2, 2007 05:32 PM

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

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                            slowfoodgrrl Oct 2, 2007 08:56 PM

                            Make this Viennese Linzertorte Cake!

                            http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/foo...

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