star anise

Illicium verum is a medium-sized evergreen tree native to northeast Vietnam and southwest China. A spice commonly called star anise, staranise, star anise seed, Chinese star anise, or badian that closely resembles anise in flavor is obtained from the star-shaped pericarps of the fruit of I. verum which are harvested just before ripening. Star anise oil is a highly fragrant oil used in cooking, perfumery, soaps, toothpastes, mouthwashes, and skin creams. About 90% of the world's star anise crop is used for extraction of shikimic acid, a chemical intermediate used in the synthesis of oseltamivir (Tamiflu).

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  1. karadekoolaid

    Recipe Ketcap Manis

    This has got to be one of the most delightful South East Asian sauces ever; and there are many of them we´ve probably never tried! You can use it with wok-fried beef, aubergines/eggplants, shrimp, or as an extra flavour for sauces and soups. Ingredients 500 mls soy sauce 320 gms palm sugar or...
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  3. Morning Glory

    Recipe Tray Bake Chicken with Plums, Soy, Honey & Mustard

    Its all about sweet, sour and salty and then the kick of hot mustard. Use fairly sour plums if you can. I used skinless ‘bone-in’ chicken thighs but you could use legs or drumsticks. Skinless chicken works best for the glaze, I find. You could leave out the shallots but the whole garlic cloves...
  4. Sandra

    Recipe Baked salmon fillet marinated with fennel seeds, aniseed and star anise

    Ingredients: 800 gr salmon fillet For marination 200 gr extra virgin olive oil 1 lemon peel ½ lemon juice 2 sprigs of dill 2 sprigs of thyme 1 bay leaf 5 gr salt 6 gr pink pepper in grains 3 gr fennel seeds 3 gr aniseed 1/2 star anise For Breading 150 gr breadcrumbs 50 gr almond flour 1 bunch...
  5. epicuric

    Recipe Spiced Pork Chop with Crushed Sweet Potato

    (A Gordon Ramsay Recipe) Ingredients 4 pork loin chops 1/2 - 1 tsp mild chilli powder 1 tsp paprika 2 tbsp olive oil a few springs of thyme 4 garlic cloves (lightly smashed) 5-6 star anise, lightly smashed 1 tsp coriander seeds, lightly crushed Directions Cut off the rind and excess fat...
  6. Elawin

    Recipe Fish Stew

    A James Martin recipe! This quick one-pot is packed with salmon, clams, mussels and rich lobster. It's the perfect decadent dish for entertaining over the Christmas break. Serves: 6 Ingredients: 2 lobsters 500 g clams 500 g mussels 500 g salmon (cut into 4 pieces) 50 ml olive oil 50 g...
  7. SatNavSaysStraightOn

    Recipe Rhubarb & Star Anise Tarte Tatin

    OK, I confess, its not my recipe. In fact its a taste test for another attempt at a Tarte Tatin and I had some rhubarb in the garden which was looking at me and I have been threatening it for weeks now with being eaten so.... A veganised version of this BBC Good Food Recipe. Ingredients...
  8. Morning Glory

    Recipe Tangerine Tofu with Star Anise

    Marinating tofu for a long time pays off here - the orange and anise flavours really shine through. You could substitute another green vegetable instead of the sugar snap peas. Asparagus or green beans would work. Serve over noodles or rice for a light lunch. Ingredients (serves 2) 250g firm...
  9. epicuric

    Recipe Winter-Spiced Red Cabbage with Shallots

    Ingredients (To serve 4 as a side dish) 200g shallots 75g butter 600g red cabbage 275ml red wine 150g sultanas 50g soft brown sugar 2 sticks of cinnamon 1pod of star anise 3tbsps red wine vinegar 6tbsps redcurrant jelly Method Peel the shallots but leave them whole. Brown them in a heavy...
  10. Morning Glory

    The CookingBites Spice Challenge - Spice of the Month (December 2017): Anise

    Stop Press. Following a member's query the challenge is now extended to include other spices with anise flavour: Fennel, Aniseed and Liquorice. Each month we showcase a different spice. I'll be writing up some information about the spice and its over to you to come up with your tips, tricks or...
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