Star anise

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Star anise

Postby KC2 » July 3rd, 2019, 11:50 am

Hello! I just made a soup that used a couple of star anise, simmering with the ingredients (onion, cumin seeds, Bramleys, beetroot) for about 10 mins or so. I rarely cook with it and was wondering if you re-use it?

It seems to me that it would probably still have some taste to impart to another dish, although it possibly should be a savoury one rather than some plums I have that aren't really ripening and so I was planning to stew.

What do you think?
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Re: Star anise

Postby icelesley » July 3rd, 2019, 11:58 am

You can but the taste will be reduced. If you keep it to re-use keep it in the fridge. But really it is better to use a fresh star.
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Re: Star anise

Postby KC2 » July 3rd, 2019, 11:59 am

cheers, icey :D
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Re: Star anise

Postby Ratatouille » July 3rd, 2019, 12:04 pm

The only spice really worth reusing is vanilla pod. as long as it is thoroughly washed and dried and kept in a jar of sugar ir can be used several times over. Just as ell bearing in mind the price these days.
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