Shichimi Togarashi (Japanese Seven Spice)
A popular condiment at Japanese tables, Shichimi Togarashi is a seven-spice blend that excites the taste buds with a full range of flavors in mouthwatering harmony: hot Korean chili, cayenne and ginger, toasty sesame seeds, umami-rich roasted seaweed, sweet brown sugar, Japanese sea salt and aromatic orange peel.
Commonly sprinkled on yakitori (grilled skewers), rice bowls and Asian noodle dishes and soups, this spicy seasoning works magic on rich foods such as tempura, broiled eel and grilled pork, bringing out the clean, simple flavors of great ingredients. Try mixing it into ground meat to make special burgers or rub it onto tuna steaks for a beautiful crust. For a bit of fusion cuisine at home, shake some Shichimi Togarashi over hot French fries and serve with mayo mixed with wasabi or chile sauce.