Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Star of the show

Star anise are the aniseedy spice that add a warming kick to a huge range of Chinese dishes. They'll be delicious in the jai (a sort of fragrant vegetarian stew) I'm making this weekend for a Chinese new year party, but they lose their flavour quickly after grinding so are generally sold whole.

I'd usually toss them into a dish just as they are then eat around them, but since I don't want my unsuspecting guests to chow down on a spice bomb I'm spending some time tonight picking and grinding these little beauties into submission.  Rock and roll.

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