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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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A Chinese herbal dating from the 16 th century suggests Star Anise will cure lower back pain and if used in conjunction with fennel (Foeniculum vulgare), will remedy hernias of the intestines and bladder.
Relaunched in March 2019 after a month-long revamp, One-Ninety offers an Asian twist onProvencal cuisine.Signature dishes include snapper bouillabaisse with spicy daikon and lemon grass, Iberico pork presa with star anise, pineapple chutney and celeriac puree and braised wagyu beef short ribs seasoned with a homemade spice paste of hand-blended turmeric, blue ginger, coriander and toasted coconut.
Andalucian pork ribs INGREDIENTS SERVES 4 1.2kg pork ribs 150g sea salt 1/2 bulb of garlic, separated into cloves A few sprigs of thyme 4 bay leaves 3 star anise 2 cloves 170g membrillo (quince paste) 25g coriander seeds 10g hot smoked paprika 50g flaked almonds, lightly toasted A small handful of coriander, leaves picked DIRECTIONS Rinse the ribs under cold running water, then cut into three to four rib pieces.
The menu included Potato and Cod Fish bites; Seabass Confit in Lavender oil and Aioli; Provencale Ratatouille; French cheese selection; flat bread and Citrus breeze with star anise.
Ingredients 1 x (350g) packet fresh cranberries 100g light brown sugar 1 unwaxed orange, juice and finely grated zest 1 unwaxed lemon, juice and zest cut into large strips (so they can be removed before serving) 1 cinnamon stick 3 star anise 3 cloves 2 tbsp of brandy or marsala Method 1 Rinse the cranberries in cold water and then transfer to a saucepan and simmer gently for about 5-10 mins until the cranberries have popped, sugar has melted and the sauce is looking like a light jam.
Ingredients 2tbsp vegetable oil, 1tsp sesame oil, plus extra to garnish, 4 large spring onions, finely sliced, plus extra to garnish, 2 garlic cloves, minced, 20g ginger, peeled and julienned, 1 star anise, 1 x 420g tin creamed corn, 150g jasmine rice, 3tbsp Shaoxing wine or dry sherry, 1tbsp light soy sauce, 1 litre veg or chicken stock, freshly sliced chilli or chilli oil, to garnish, pickled chinese mushrooms, to garnish, optional.
INGREDIENTS (Serves four to six as a starter) 250g Tunworth cheese in a box A few sprigs of thyme Hot crusty bread or toasted bread crisps, to serve For the fig and apple chutney: 5 juniper berries 1tsp coriander seeds 2 cloves 2 cinnamon sticks 2 star anise 400ml cider vinegar 200g Bramley apples, peeled and grated 130g white onions, finely diced METHOD 1.
INGREDIENTS (Serves four to six as a starter) 250g Tunworth cheese in a box A few sprigs of thyme Hot crusty bread or toasted bread crisps, to serve For the fig and apple chutney: 5 juniper berries 1tsp coriander seeds 2 cloves 2 cinnamon sticks 2 star anise 400ml cider vinegar 200g Bramley apples, peeled and grated 130g white onions, finely diced 300g demerara sugar 100ml fresh apple juice (shop-bought is fine) 130g dried figs, roughly diced 60g golden raisins 1tsp salt 20ml Calvados 1kg Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and diced METHOD 1.
Hannah Domantay of Meycuayan, Bulacan, cooks the lauya of Tatay, Rizal-pork leg with canela (cinnamon bark), sangke (star anise) and luya (ginger).
Add beef, soy sauce, one to one-and-a-half cup of beef stock (stock used in boiling the meat), star anise and sugar, and then bring to a boil.
ingredients: 6 tbsp vegetable oil; 1 large white onion, cut in half and thinly sliced; 7.5cm/3 inch piece of fresh root ginger, peeled and grated; 4 garlic cloves, minced; 800g/1lb 12oz diced lamb leg; 1/4 tsp ground turmeric; 1/4 tsp chilli powder; 200g/7oz canned chopped tomatoes; 1 tsp star anise powder; 1 tbsp ground cumin; 1 tbsp ground coriander; 1 tsp ground cinnamon; 3 green cardamom pods; 4 cloves; 125g/41/2oz prunes; 200g/7oz canned chickpeas/ garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed; 2 tsp salt; 2 tsp sugar; 1 small bunch of fresh coriander, stalks and leaves chopped; 1 green chilli, deseeded and thinly sliced rotis, to serve method 1.
Star anise can help fight sore throat, cardamom resolves digestive issues and nutmeg boosts immunity, suggest experts.