Product: Star Anise
Latin Name: Illicium verum
Plant Family: Illiciaceae
Other Names: Indian Anise, Chinese Anise, Chinese Star Anise, Eight-Horned Anise, Eight Horns, Eight Horned Fennel, Badian Anise, Anis Étoilé, Anis de la Chine, Sternanis, Badayan, Anison Asteroeides, Anice Stellato, Anís Estrella, Chan Paetklip & Steranijs.
Description: The star of every show has got to be our beloved Star Anise. If this whole spice isn’t currently in your home, then you’re doing crafts, cooking, and baking all wrong! Star Anise is famous for its mild, sweet, and fragrant liquorice flavour but mostly for its stunning star-like appearance…
With Drink Botanicals Irelands star anise, you can garnish starters, mains, desserts and drinks with this versatile spice or crush in a pestle and mortar and add it to meat and veg prior to roasting. Did you know Star Anise is one of the key ingredients in Chinese five-spice? Add to sauces, soups, marinades, and salad dressing or use as a dry marinade for prawns, white fish, chicken, duck, beef, pork, and veg. Stir into rice recipes (especially stir fries) or use to flavour fruit salads, pickles, and chutneys.
Feeling festive? It wouldn’t be Christmas without Star Anise floating in a mug of mulled wine… Get crafty by using these tiny stars to create handmade wreaths, garlands, candles, and potpourri.