Star anise is widely used in Asian cooking and is a component of the spice blends garum masala and Chinese five spice. It adds a wonderful flavour to meat recipes.
This is a Malaysian take on an Indian chicken curry which uses coconut milk, cinnamon and star anise.
This is a slow cooking casserole where boneless pork loin is simmered with onion shallots, carrots and mushrooms and flavoured with star anise and ginger.
Perfect for a dinner party or easy feast, a whole salmon fillet is baked with lemons and star anise in foil. Watch this recipe being made in the Allrecipes Salmon Baked in Foil Video.
Make duck with meat that falls off the bone and crispy skin. These sweet duck breasts are delicious and they are cooked with plums and star anise.
Spareribs boiled then glazed with a sweet, tangy Filipino sauce and baked in the oven. Delicious with white rice.
This is a lovely festive alcoholic drink, perfect for cold nights. Red wine is heated with orange juice, cinnamon, star anise, cloves and orange liqueur.
Biscotti are twice-baked in the oven to create a dry and crunchy biscuit. This recipe gives you the option of spicing them up with star anise and walnuts.
A dramatic dessert for a dinner party, this creme brulee is infused with star anise and cashews. Watch this recipe being made in the Allrecipes Creme Brulee Video.
These delicious biscotti have a hint of licorice flavour from the ground star anise and can be stored in an airtight container for over a month.
These elegant biscuits are delicious and are a fantastic accompaniment to tea or coffee. Other nuts can be used if you're not a fan of walnuts.