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star anise

n.
1. An aromatic evergreen tree (Illicium verum) cultivated in China and Vietnam, having star-shaped anise-scented fruits that yield an essential oil used as a flavoring and in the manufacture of certain drugs.
2. The dried fruit of this plant, used ground or whole in Asian cooking.

star anise

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1. a small Chinese evergreen tree (Illicium verum) yielding an aromatic oil
2. a spice produced from the star-shaped dried seed pods of this tree
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.star anise - small tree of China and Vietnam bearing anise-scented star-shaped fruit used in food and medicinally as a carminative
star aniseed, Chinese anise, star anise - anise-scented star-shaped fruit or seed used in Asian cooking and medicine
genus Illicium, Illicium - anise trees: evergreen trees with aromatic leaves
anise tree - any of several evergreen shrubs and small trees of the genus Illicium
2.star anise - small shrubby tree of Japan and Taiwan; flowers are not fragrant
genus Illicium, Illicium - anise trees: evergreen trees with aromatic leaves
anise tree - any of several evergreen shrubs and small trees of the genus Illicium
3.star anise - anise-scented star-shaped fruit or seed used in Asian cooking and medicine
spice - any of a variety of pungent aromatic vegetable substances used for flavoring food
five spice powder - Chinese seasoning made by grinding star anise and fennel and pepper and cloves and cinnamon
Chinese anise, Illicium verum, star anise - small tree of China and Vietnam bearing anise-scented star-shaped fruit used in food and medicinally as a carminative
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Stir-fried ginger miso steak with broccoli Serves 2 Ingredients 200g/7oz lean sirloin steak, fat removed 1 tbsp miso paste (I used Clearspring) Thumb-sized piece ginger, half finely grated, half cut into matchsticks 4 garlic cloves, 1 finely grated, 3 sliced 175g/6oz broccoli, cut into florets 2 star anise 2 nests of wholewheat noodles 4 spring onions, cut into lengths, then finely shredded into long strips 2 tsp rapeseed oil 175g/6oz button mushrooms Reduced-salt soy sauce and sesame oil Method 1 Cut steak into strips across the grain, then mix with miso, grated ginger and grated garlic.
SPICED RUM 750ml gold rum 1 vanilla pod 1 cinnamon stick 1 piece of star anise 2 cloves 5 allspice berries 1 good sized piece of orange zest Put all the ingredients in a tupperware, seal and leave for three days.
INGREDIENTS 2tbsp vegetable oil 8 cloves 6 cardamom pods 2 sticks cinnamon 2 star anise 2 onions finely sliced 2tsp grated ginger 4 cloves garlic, crushed 4tsp coriander powder 2tsp cumin powder 11/2tsp turmeric 1/2tsp chilli powder 100ml water 200g tinned chopped tomatoes 600g boneless chicken thighs 200ml chicken stock 50ml double cream Salt and pepper to taste 1 small bunch fresh coriander finely chopped METHOD 1.
Pour the milk into a saucepan with the star anise and set over a medium heat.
LThe cheery Cockney has not looked back since winning the BBC contest two years ago when more than six million viewers saw her impress food judges John Torode and Gregg Wallace in the final with her delicate lobster tail starter, succulent INGREDIENTS 3 large duck legs 3 tsp five spice powder 2 tbsp honey 2 tbsp water Salt For the cherry sauce 350g cherries - pitted and cut into halves 2 tbsp honey 1 star anise 1 strip of orange peel 1 cinnamon stick 1 tbsp light soy sauce 1 tbsp rice wine vinegar or Mirin 2 tbsp water Good pinch of five spice Grind of pepper To serve 12 Chinese pancakes 1/2 cucumber - seeds removed and sliced into 5cm long batons 4 spring onions - tops and roots removed and finely sliced into 5cm strips Gowchai flowers (optional) For the duck 1.
5kg pork shoulder 1ltr chicken stock To make the spice rub, mix together: 50g table salt 75g muscovado sugar 1tbsp dried sage 1tbsp English mustard powder 1tsp dried thyme 1tbsp cracked black pepper 1tbsp cumin seeds, toasted 3 star anise, toasted and crushed 1tsp garlic powder METHOD LAY the pork shoulder in a roasting dish and with a sharp knife, score 10 or so deep holes into the flesh.
INGREDIENTS For the duck 3 large duck legs 3 tsp five spice powder 2 tbsp honey 2 tbsp water Salt For the cherry sauce 350g cherries - pitted and cut into halves 2 tbsp honey 1 star anise 1 strip of orange peel 1 cinnamon stick 1 tbsp light soy sauce 1 tbsp rice wine vinegar or Mirin 2 tbsp water Good pinch of five spice Grind of pepper To serve 12 Chinese pancakes 1/2 cucumber - seeds removed and sliced into 5cm long batons 4 spring onions - tops and roots removed and finely sliced into 5cm strips Gowchai flowers (optional) For the duck 1.
CHERRY TART TATIN WITH ALMONDS (Serves 6) INGREDIENTS For the tart tatin 450g cherries - pitted 350g block puff pastry, thawed if frozen 25g unsalted butter For spiced syrup (Note: You will only need 3 tbsp of the syrup) 1 vanilla pod, split open 1 cinnamon stick 7 cloves 3 star anise 250g caster sugar 250ml water METHOD For spiced syrup 1.
CHERRY TART TATIN WITH ALMONDS (Serves 6) INGREDIENTS For the tart tatin 450g cherries - pitted 350g block puff pastry, thawed if frozen 25g unsalted butter For spiced syrup Note: You will only need 3 tbsp of the syrup) 1 vanilla pod, split open 1 cinnamon stick 7 cloves 3 star anise 250g caster sugar 250ml water METHOD For spiced syrup 1.
In particular, tarragon (Artemisia dracunculus) and star anise (Illicium verum) yield essential oils that are almost exclusively the isomers of 4-methoxyphenylpropene (estragole and anethole).
2 Put the wine, sugar, cinnamon stick, star anise and vanilla into a medium pan, then arrange the pears in a single layer and place the pan over a high heat.
Apple Juice 2dashes Angostura Bitters 3pieces Star Anise 4buds Clove 2tbsp Sugar or Maple Syrup