Five spice herb mixture is a must in the Chinese kitchen. In China I bought a ready made mix at my local market, but I never find any here in Sweden when I need it so I mix it myself. And the aroma when you mix the Five Spice mixture is amazing! And the recipe is so easy!
Five Spice recipe
6 star anise pods
1 cinnamon stick
1.5-2 tablespoons fennel seeds
2 teaspoons Sichuan peppercorns
1 tsp whole cloves
Place all ingredients in a mortar or a spice grinder and grind until it is as smooth as you like it.
Store an a glass jar.
Recipe and photo Malin Nordblom, Fab Foodie Swede