Five-Spice Rub & Sesame-Soy Sauce

  • Active Time 5m
  • Total Time 5m
  • Rating ****

Yields about 1/2 cup spice rub and about 1 cup sauce


  • For the Spice Rub:
  • 2 tablespoons ground coriander
  • 4 teaspoons five spice powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground fennel seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2 1/4 teaspoon hot chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons coarse salt
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • For the Sauce:
  • 1/3 cup toasted sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1/3 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon five-spice powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon red chile flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground fennel seeds
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sugar



In a bowl, thoroughly blend all the spices with the salt and brown sugar; set aside. Store tightly covered in a cool, dry place; the mix will last a few months.


In a small mixing bowl, whisk together all the ingredients. The sauce keeps for 3 or 4 days in the refrigerator.

Recipe reprinted by permission of <I>Fine Cooking<. All rights reserved.

RecID 5642

nutrition information per serving

57 calories; 5g total fat; 0mg cholesterol; 823mg sodium; 4g carbohydrates; 1g fiber; 0g protein

These nutrition facts are calculated according to the ingredients listed in this recipe. Any substitutions will change these facts. Although we strive for accuracy, please note that food manufacturers occasionally change their food formulas, which could affect the calculations as shown.

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