Homemade Chinese Five Spice As a Rub

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Recipe by CHEF GRPA

Is this a Chinese version with its strong anise flavor. It's so convenient to make this mix from pantry staples I have on hand. See update be low

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This is a great rub-- I use it on anything pork-- ribs, roasts, chops. Delicious! I am so, so glad you shared this so I can dissolved the myth of slow cooker food! People need to get creative as you do. (and also, put down the can of condensed soup. Forever). This dish is definitely one that I?d eat in a heart beat! A little goes a long way, so unless you are working up a storm, buy this spice blend in small quantities. I will always have a small jar of this on my spice shelf. Thank you Absolutely Delicious.. Couldn't have been happier with the way it turned out.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. 1. In a spice grinder or with a mortar and pestle, combine all ingredients (in batches if necessary); grind until mixture becomes a fine powder. Store in an airtight container for up to 6 months.
  2. My update Note: I play with this and ended up mixing half of this with a half cup of brown sugar and rubbing it on raw chicken. I then sprinkled soy sauce over the top. Considering that chinese five spice is so expensive, it's really better that I can make it at home. This way, I'm not out seven dollars for a spice I might only use a couple of times.
  3. I made a variation from the original and added a tablespoon of powdered ginger to the mix instead of the pepper. hope this helps somebody.

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