Star Anise

Mrs Rogers Eco Star Anise

Star Anise

Star Anise

Available in 11g ECO Pack

    Star Anise has a warm, earthy aniseed or liquorice flavour, commonly used in Chinese cuisine.

    Suggested Uses

    • Adds a wonderful flavour and aroma to mulled wine.
    • Add flavour to soups, veges, meats and stews.
    • Common in Chinese dishes, pairing particularly well with pork, chicken and duck.
    • Add early in cooking and remove before serving.
    • Whole spices retain better flavour than ground. Store in the closed ziplock bag until needed and grind using a coffee grinder or mortar and pestle.

    The Variety

    The star shaped seed pod of Illicium verum, native to Vietnam and Southwest China.

    For Your Appreciation

    Star Anise has a warm, savoury aniseed flavour, with recent use as a cheaper alternative to aniseed for baking. It is the key flavour of some liquor, including Sambuca.

    Featured Recipe

    Spiced Mulled WineBy Vanessa PrinceDelicious as a festive drink with all the  flavours of Christmas, or to simply warm those winter nights!