Chinese 5 Spice
NYT Cooking: In most Chinese restaurants, so-called “Salt and Pepper-Style” shrimp or squid usually contain other spices too. A good dose of 5-spice mixture makes these fried squid especially tasty, and dusting them with cornstarch before frying keeps them delicately crisp. Maintain the oil temperature at 375 degrees, and don’t try to fry too many pieces at once.
Healthified Chinese BBQ Pork (Char Siu) 1/4 C. Vegetarian Hoisin Sauce 1/4 C. Rice Wine Vinegar 1/4 C. Honey 1/4 C. Reduced Sodium Soy Sauce 1" Fresh Ginger Root, Chopped 3 Garlic Cloves, Chopped 1 Tbsp. Sriracha (Rooster Sauce) 1/2 Tbsp. Sesame Oil 1/2 Tbsp. Onion Powder 1 Tsp. Red Food Coloring (Optional.) 1 Tsp. Chinese 5 Spice
The sweet and nutty flavor of the roasted butternut is so well suited for the flavors of the five-spice. Chinese Five-Spice is a combination of cinnamon, anise, fennel, clove and Szechwan peppercorns. Some combinations include ginger and licorice root in place of the peppercorns. Either variation will work great with this.