Anise Star Whole 1oz SW

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Also known as the Chinese anise and Illicium verum, Anise Star is an extremely popular spice for desserts and baking. In Europe, they use it in cakes and sweet breads. The anise star is also used in soups and stews in the Middle East and India. Because of its licorice-like flavor, anise star is very popular in candies, and its oil is often used in fine liqueurs.


Try this delicious Chicken Simmered in Soy and Star Anise.


  • 1 Tbsp grated ginger
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup Chinese wine or 1/2 cup dry sherry
  • 2 anise star
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 bunch bok choy or 1 bunch chinese greens, trimmed and halved


  1. Place the ginger, sesame oil, soy sauce, cooking wine or sherry, anise star, cinnamon stick and sugar in a frying pan over high heat and bring to a boil.
  2. Add the chicken and cook for 6-7 minutes on each side or until cooked through.
  3. Add the greens to the pan and cook for 2 minutes or until tender.
  4. Place chicken and greens on serving plates and spoon over pan juices as sauce.
  5. Serve with steamed rice.

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