Shichimi togarashi is a common Japanese spice mixture that dates back to the 17th century, in what is now current day Tokyo. This coarsely ground special seasoning blend includes dried chiles, sesame seeds, orange peel, salt, granulated nori, and ginger powder. The most potent ingredient is dried chilis, but it’s the sesame, ground ginger, and nori that make for a distinctly Japanese flavor unlike other chile based spicy herb mixtures.
Shichimi compliments many dishes. Sprinkle this spicey herb blend over just about anything whether creating Japanese cuisine or not. It flavors vegetables, steamed rice, udon or soba noodles, grilled meats, eggs, chicken, and fish. It kicks up marinades and rubs. It zests up soups, tempuras, and dressings. For a spicy umami snack, shake it over popcorn, rice cakes, fries, or crackers. Add before or after food is cooked as it works great in place of salt and pepper on your table.
2 oz / 57 gr