What is Shichimi Togarashi?
Shichimi Togarashi means translated "7 spice chilli mix"and is a Japanese hot spice mix from 7 ingredients such as chili peppers, mandarin peel, sesame, poppy seeds, hemp, nori, ground sansho pepper. The quantitative composition can vary depending on the manufacturer. Sometimes yuzu pods, rapeseeds, ginger or shiso are also added or replace other ingredients. However, the chilli pods always remain the main ingredient.
Many Shichimi Togarashi mixes sold on the European market contain fewer or different ingredients than those available on the Japanese market. For this product were Mixed original ingredients: sesame, red chillies,, Mandarin peel, sanshop pepper, green shiso, hemp seeds, poppy seeds.
Where does this spice blend come from?
The Japanese spice mix Shichimi Togarashi was made Invented in Japan in the 17th century from a herbalist in Tokyo. It was then initially sold through pharmacies before street vendors finally offered it at festivals. Shichimi Togarashi became a bestseller. At that time the individual ingredients were still kept in separate containers by the manufacturers and traders and then individually put together to a spice mixture according to the customer's wishes. This individual type of sale was so interesting for customers that it turned into a kind of street performance.
How does original Japanese Shichimi Togarashi taste?
In addition to the spiciness of the chili powder and the nutty taste of sesame, this Shichimi Togarashi has a fruity note of the mandarins and the sanshop pepper (lemony). Sanshop pepper tingles the tongue and creates a sensation of Deafness.
What can you combine the spice for?
It's classic Japanese for Soups and grilled meat (yakitori) used. But you can also use it in many international recipes to add more spiciness:
- Rice bowls
- Wok dishes
How is Shichimi Togarashi used?
Japanese chefs use this blend of spices very carefully and use small amountsso that the other ingredients still come into their own.
Enter Shichimi Togarashi only added towards the endso that the flavors do not overcook.
Shichimi Togarashi used to be kept in special vessels in Japan. The vintage pumpkin-shaped spice container is a classic shape:
Vintage seasoning container pumpkin shape to buy
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Ingredients: SESAME, red chillies,, Mandarin peel, sanshop pepper, green shiso, hemp seeds, poppy seeds
Nutritional values: There is no need to provide nutritional values.
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