Chinese Five Spice Carrots

I remember not long after I started blogging Chinese Five Spice seasoning became a frequent spice used in recipes. Of course, Maryland grocery stores (at least in my area) hadn’t caught up to the times and I wasn’t able to find it anywhere.

Eventually I caved and ordered a small jar of it online from Penzey’s spices and I was finally able to make all of those recipes! This simple side dish of carrots is so easy to make that if you don’t include salt and pepper, there are only three ingredients in this whole recipe. You’d never know it though, the Chinese Five Spice adds a depth of flavor.

In case you aren’t familiar with it, Chinese Five Spice is a seasoning made up of star anise, cloves, Chinese cinnamon, Sichuan peppers and fennel seeds. The flavor is hearty and warm and the seasoning is most frequently used on pork and chicken.

Chinese Five Spice Carrots
Source: All Recipes
Servings: 6
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    • 7 large carrots, peeled and cut in half lengthwise
    • 1 tbsp. vegetable oil 
    • 1/2 tsp. Chinese Five Spice
    • salt and pepper to taste

1. Preheat the oven to 375.
2. Place the halved carrots in a baking dish and drizzle with oil. Sprinkle the Chinese Five Spice powder over them.
3. Bake for 30 minutes or until tender. Season to taste with salt and pepper. 

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