Anise Seed is a gray-brown oval seed from Pimpinella anisum, a plant in the parsley family. It is related to caraway, dill, cumin, and fennel. Anise seed is native to the Middle East and the eastern Mediterranean.
Flavour: Anise basically tastes like star anise or liquorice.
Uses: Ground to a fine powder, it’s used sparingly in meats like pork and duck in South Asian cuisine.
Give fish and shellfish a wonderful Mediterranean flavor by adding Anise Seed to seafood stews. Make a quick sauce for grilled fish by combining melted butter, toasted Anise Seed, lemon juice, and minced green onion. To add special flavor and texture to baked goods, brush rolls or sugar cookies with beaten egg white and sprinkle with Anise Seed before baking.
Storage Tips: Store in cool, dark, dry places.