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chinese five spice

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It's free, use whatever you want. I just normally add little by little & keep tasting it xx
 
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I'm really getting into spicing plain cous cous with free stock cubes or spices and today I'm going to do Chinese 5 spice... vegetable stock was good, chicken stock was good, 5 spice should be good too. Don't know whether to use a chicken or veg stock first AND 5 spice as addition or just water and spice no stock. Either way, I'm sure I will be back to let you know how it tastes.

Any and all ideas welcome x
 

Happy Hippo

A 'potamus on a budget
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Do chicken stock as well as five spice, and maybe a dash of soy sauce which should work well.

You can get Thai seven spice powder which is worth looking out for - combine a shake of that with a chicken oxo, a good dash of lemon juice and a drop or two of tabasco if you like it spicy.
 
#5
It was lush. Pineapple for pudding mmmm :) slimming world rocks x too late to add soy, lemon and tobasco today but I'm having it tomorrow for lunch too so I shall try that then.

Twice in one week, three my limit haha. Then I'll get bored and go onto something else.
 
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Happy Hippo

A 'potamus on a budget
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Does sound yummy. Got some couscous hiding somewhere, I always forget about it as it's pretty bland on its own so I'll have to try this myself now! If you do try the Thai-style don't use 5-spice in it, but if you can find 7-spice instead it should be lovely - I use it in my noodle soups. Apologies if it doesn't work well, just an experimental idea! :)
 
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It's a testament to my own laziness that I use plain coz I searched these pages for hours and weeks and never found a flavoured brand people could agree on as worth 3 or 5 syns. Your own with stock is free so plain was a no brainer.

Also helps to ignore hob cooking and just add boiling water in a bowl and leave to soak for 5 mins. Easier to prepare with stock and spices that way I find x
 
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cud you help me out with low curry sauce .just starting not at group yet but av natural yogurt turmeric and cinnamon sticks. need to make a curry for tonight and no other spices
 
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cud you help me out with low curry sauce .just starting not at group yet but av natural yogurt turmeric and cinnamon sticks. need to make a curry for tonight and no other spices
Slim, to be honest you'll struggle to make a curry sauce out of those. What's your protein - chicken, fish? And do you have any veggies?

P x
 
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There's a recipe on the sw website that calls for some yoghurt and cinnamon sticks but it's not those alone, there is turmeric and veg stock etc.
 


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