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Shichimi Togarashi Recipe (Japanese Seven Spice)

Shichimi Togarashi or Japanese 7 Spice blend is a peppery Japanese spice blend, typically made from a mix of chili peppers, orange peel, sesame seeds, ginger, and nori. It was originally made by Japanese merchants in the 17th century. Schichi means "seven" in Japanese and togarashi means "peppers". How Do You Use Shichimi Togarashi? Shichimi …

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How to Use Fennel Seeds

Fennel seeds are native to the Mediterranean and are used extensively in Indian, Chinese, German, French, and Italian cooking. Fennel seeds have a licorice-like flavor and look very similar to cumin seeds. Fennel seeds are incredibly versatile and can be used in sauces (especially tomato sauces), with seafood, pork, in soups and stews, and in …

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How to Use Sichuan Peppercorns

Sichuan peppercorns (also known as Szechuan peppercorns or Chinese peppercorns) are an aromatic spice from the Sichuan region of China. Although they're called pepper, they have citrus notes and are not spicy or pungent like chili pepper and black peppercorns (although they do leave a tingly feeling in your mouth). Just the husks of the …

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