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Offline spicysarsy

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Star aniseed
« on: November 01, 2006, 05:16 PM »
:o :o I have accidently purchased a bag of Star Aniseed in my local purveyour of glorious spicy items today {mmmmmmmmmmm spicy things }, and rather than give them away could any of our star chef's please give me some tips on what I could use them for {keep it clean though } Many thanks Paul

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Re: Star aniseed
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2006, 05:24 PM »
one or two when you cook rice can taste nice, although this is personal as my other half doesnt agree.,

also good to use in small quantities of balti garam masala as it is one of those aromatics spices that lends itself to that special balti taste, but be warned its very strong and will ruin any dish if you use too much.

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Re: Star aniseed
« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2006, 05:25 PM »
http://www.curry-recipes.co.uk/curry/index.php?topic=498.0
In this link you will notice Star anise, it can also be added to any Rice dish but with caution as it can be a very overpowering Spice.
If you haven't used it before i would experiment with small amounts, but it is a nice addition to many curry dishes.
I have used them mainly in Vindalloo, Madras Curries & put one full seed Pod in Marinades.
hope this gives you some insight Spicysarsy  :)

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Re: Star aniseed
« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2006, 07:04 PM »

 ;D ;D Many thanks for the advice Ashes and Darth, may the shwartz be with you both.


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Re: Star aniseed
« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2006, 08:02 PM »
You are very welcome friend  ;)

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Re: Star aniseed
« Reply #5 on: November 01, 2006, 08:33 PM »
I keep them around for the odd recipe that needs one, but they are not used too often.  I usually put one in a pot of chai, though.

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Re: Star aniseed
« Reply #6 on: November 01, 2006, 08:34 PM »
Or
you can grind it into a powder and use it in a marinade for Barbecued Spare Ribs with some Ketchup and Chilli etc.
If you want a good recipe let me know.
 :) Layne
« Last Edit: November 01, 2006, 08:41 PM by laynebritton »


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Re: Star aniseed
« Reply #7 on: November 02, 2006, 09:03 AM »
thanks layne, that sounds a good one for spare ribs.

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Re: Star aniseed
« Reply #8 on: November 02, 2006, 02:40 PM »
Essential in pilau rice for me, also I use in small quantities in garam masala

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Re: Star aniseed
« Reply #9 on: November 02, 2006, 03:52 PM »
I like Star Anise but it is too strong, I have never thought of using it in curries though.  What is the Balti Garamm Massala please?


 

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