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Five Spice Blend Recipe from Scratch


You will cherish this homemade five spice blend recipe.

Food is so much better without chemicals or preservatives, and this tastes so much better.  I offer many more homemade spice mix recipes below.


Five Spice Blend Recipe


Five Spice Blend Recipe


HOMEMADE FIVE SPICE BLEND FROM SCRATCH

5 tsp ground anise
5 tsp star anise
2 TBS whole clove


5 inch cinnamon stick
7 tsp fennel seed

Process all ingredients in a blender container until finely ground. Store in an airtight jar up to 3 months. Use to flavor fish, pork and Chinese food.

Source: MissHomemade.com (adapted from Just a Pinch)





CHINESE ROAST DUCK

1 duck
6 garlic cloves, finely chopped
3 TBS fresh rosemary, finely chopped
1-1/2 cups good red wine
2 tsp homemade five spice blend
1-1/2 cups good red wine
2 TBS homemade red currant jelly
salt and pepper to taste

PREHEAT oven to 375 degrees. Spray the bottom of a 9x13 inch pan with vegetable oil.

Place the fresh rosemary and chopped garlic in the bottom of a 9x13 dish. Sprinkle the duck with the five spice powder and season with salt and pepper.

Place the duck on top of the rosemary, and sprinkle with salt and five-spice powder. Bake in the preheated oven for 60 minutes.,br>
Meanwhile, bring the wine to a boil in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Stir in the currant jelly until dissolved. Reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer 5 minutes; set aside.

After the duck has cooked 1 hour, pour off and discard the fat that has accumulated in the baking dish. Pour the wine sauce over the duck, and bake 30 to 60 minutes; basting every 15 to 20 minutes until duck is very tender and the sauce has slightly thickened.



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