Shichimi Togarashi (Seven Spice Mixture)


shelled hemp seed, toasted
red chile flakes (togarashi)
roughly ground sansho (Szechuan pepper)
dried mandarin orange peel flakes
nori flakes
poppy seed
white sesame seeds


     You will enjoy using this traditional Japanese condiment which is often sprinkled over fish, soups and noodle dishes. It is usually purchased pre-made in varying strenghts in specialty markets. Start with equal parts of each of the ingredients above and please feel free to vary the proportions to your taste. Store in a sealed shaker in a dry place.

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