Greg is a big fan of Chinese 5-Spice blend and included it on his list of the top 5 spices he likes to use. This surprised the rest of the family, since none of us had ever even heard of it!
Chinese 5-spice is a blend that most people either really like or really dislike, primarily because of the anise flavor. Since the ratio of spices (and even the exact spices used) can vary from one brand to the next, we suggest you find one that suits your taste preferences. We’ve discovered that Chinese 5-spice, in small amounts, can lend a subtle complexity to many dishes, but here we bring it front and center to be the star. Use this dressing on coleslaw, salads or as a dip for crudité.