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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

n
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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Star anise can help fight sore throat, cardamom resolves digestive issues and nutmeg boosts immunity, suggest experts.
Fry the garlic, shallots, star anise and sugar together until they begin to turn gold.
5cm piece of fresh root ginger, peeled and grated; 4 large garlic cloves, peeled and crushed or grated; 2 fresh red chillies, finely chopped; 4tbsp soy sauce; 1tbsp Worcestershire sauce; 2tbsp clear honey or maple syrup; 1 large onion, peeled and halved; 1 lemon, halved; 3 star anise (optional); 500ml light chicken or veg stock (a stock cube is fine) METHOD: 1.
SERVES 4 INGREDIENTS | 1kg pork shoulder in one piece, skin and bone removed For the rub: | 1tsp light brown sugar | 2tsp Dijon mustard | 1/2tsp smoked paprika | 1tsp salt For the BBQ sauce: | 3tsp olive oil | 1 brown onion, diced | 1 garlic clove, crushed | Pinch of salt | 3tsp cider or white wine vinegar | 11/2tsp dijon mustard | 100ml tomato ketchup | 1 heaped tbsp light brown sugar | Pinch cayenne pepper | Half tsp smoked paprika | Pinch of ground cloves | Pinch ground cinnamon | Pinch ground star anise | Black pepper METHOD 1 Preheat oven to 120C/ Gas Combine rub ingredients and rub over the pork.
Place the caster sugar, honey, orange juice, vanilla extract, ginger and star anise in a pan over a medium heat and stir until all the sugar has dissolved.
99) STAR ANISE GINGERBREAD MEN INGREDIENTS (Makes about 30 biscuits) 175g golden caster sugar 6 tbsp clear runny honey 1 tbsp orange juice 1 tsp vanilla extract 2 tbsp ground ginger 1 tbsp ground anise 200g unsalted butter 450g plain flour, sifted, plus extra for dusting 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda 1/4 tsp salt Writing icing tubes, for decoration METHOD 1.
Boil the meat again with 1 bulb garlic, star anise, soy sauce, white pepper, Chinese wine for 1 1/2 to 2 hours until meat is fork-tender.
INGREDIENTS 1tbsp coconut oil or butter 3 garlic cloves, crushed 1tbsp freshly grated ginger 100g wild or button mushrooms, chopped in half 450ml chicken stock 1tbsp tamari sauce 2 star anise 1 cinnamon stick 1 large carrot or 2 small, julienned 3 pak choi, cut in half 4 eggs 1 red chilli, finely sliced, to serve 2 spring onions, finely sliced, to serve METHOD: 1.
Add the potatoes in the roasting tin, along with the cinnamon stick, bay leaf, star anise and grated lemon rind or chopped preserved lemon.
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.