Five-spice rub

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PREP TIME

5 min

Makes

1 /4 cup (50 mL)


Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup dried fennel seeds
  • 1 tbsp ground ginger
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp ground coriander
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon

Instructions

  • In a small bowl, stir fennel with ginger, garlic powder, coriander and cinnamon. Place in an airtight container or small jar. It will keep well at room temperature up to 3 months. Great rubbed into pork chops, tenderloin or roasts; whole chicken or parts; fish; and beef kebabs. Mixing first with a little oil will help it adhere to meat.

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 35,
  • Protein
  • 1.5 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 6.4 g,
  • Fat
  • 1 g,
  • Fibre
  • 2.8 g,
  • Sodium
  • 7 mg.

Store a batch of this aromatic spice-blend rub in the cupboard. A mere sprinkle gives a blast of oriental taste to chicken, fish, pork, lamb – you name it!