Asian Five-Spice Rub

Chinese five-spice rub is a bold mix of cinnamon, clove, fennel seed, star anise and Sichuan peppercorn. Grace Parisi loves the way these exotic, fragrant spices flavor fabulously sticky spareribs glazed with sweet hoisin sauce.

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  • Servings: makes about 1/3 cup


  • 3 tablespoons Chinese five-spice powder
  • 1 tablespoon light brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

How to make this recipe

  1. In a small bowl, combine all of the ingredients, pressing out any lumps of brown sugar.


Best Uses Try the rub on rib eye steaks, beef ribs, pork or chicken thighs.

Contributed By Published June 2006

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