chinese five spice

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  1. charsie

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    hi i have done a search but its coming up with lots of just 'spice'.

    i've seen it mentioned before here, but im hoping to do a stir fry tonight, how many syns has chinese five spice? and how much of it should I use?

    thank you
     
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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
     
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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.
     
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    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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    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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    want make curry any tips on maysan etc .just started diet and not got spices to do it without. help
     
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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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    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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