FIVE SPICE is a classic spice mix, particularly popular in East Asian cuisine, that unites five flavours: sweet, sour, bitter, spicy and salty.
In Mill & Mortar’s Five Spice, we use fennel seeds, anise, cloves, Sri Lanka cinnamon, allspice and ginger.
Suitable with chicken and pork, and a match made in heaven with duck, Five Spice can be used in marinades or as a dry rub. Five Spice is also popular in the dessert kitchen, where it gives an exotic and festive touch to holiday cakes and confectionary.
FIVE SPICE DUCK WITH CITRUS SALAD (SERVES 2)
A sweet and spicy dish with a hint of sour – portions can be adjusted to be served as a starter.
Also makes for a fine main course with sides such as steamed rice, green salad, mashed root vegetables, noodle salad, grilled vegetables or bread.
2-3 duck breasts (depending on size),
3 teaspoons Five Spice,
Mill & Mortar Pyramid Salt,
SALAD – 2 grapefruit, 3 oranges, 1 red onion, 1 pomegranate, fresh coriander, olive oil, salt and pepper.