Despite its name, star anise is not a celestial body! At Marcel Senchou, we have fallen head over heels in love with the aniseed flavour of this pretty little star. In fact, we love it so much that we select each pod by hand to ensure that you only have the very best. Popular among many pastry chefs, it may be responsible for the subtle flavour of your favourite sweet treats.
Star anise is also the ideal ingredient for decorating your culinary creations. It can be used in your favourite savoury dishes too. This little spice is so full of surprises that soon you won’t be able to cook without it.
For a refreshing dessert, why not make a fruit salad? Infusing star anise in the syrup will lend a subtle aniseed flavour. For savoury dishes, use star anise to enhance your scallop and asparagus recipes. It is also a real hit with a seafood cassolette combining these two ingredients!