Shichimi togarashi is a dry spice blend, mixed from chilli pepper, orange peel, black sesame and white sesame seed, Japanese pepper, ginger and seaweed. Traditionally, Shichimi toagrashi spice mix was sold by Japanese street vendors who would alter the quantities of spices on request. ‘Shichi’ translates as ‘seven’ – describing the number of spices used in this spice mix, though other varieties include ‘nanami togarashi’
Use the Shichimi togarashi to add a dash of colour and a fiery kick to dishes such as udon noodles and spicy tuna sushi rolls, or use it to season grilled meat, edamame bean salads, or even just a bowl of plain rice.
Ingredients: Chilli pepper, orange peel, black sesame seed, white sesame seed, Japanese pepper, ginger, seaweed