Schichmi Togarash

Schichmi Togarash (Seven Flavour Spice)
This is one where you will have to adjust the chili content to accommodate your palate. This is widely available in Japan as a premixed blend and the amounts of the spices used vary according to the packager.
    4 tbsp ground chilies (or to taste) 1 1/4 tsp poppy seeds 20 gr (3/4oz) sancho pepper (ground anise pepper leaves) 1 3/4 tsp whole black sesame seed 3 1/2 tsp ground white or brown sesame seeds 20 gr ground dried tangerine peel 5 gr (1/8oz) whole rape seed

Mix together. You may also add other ingredients such as mustard seed, pepper or crushed toasted nori (seaweed). Use sparingly.
Uses: Used as both a seasoning and a condiment, it can accompany noodle dishes and such vegetables as potatoes and eggplants. Is used also as a dip to accompany Sukiyaki.

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