I really like this Chinese BBQ rub on chicken wings and if Chinese is your thing then this is a really quick and easy way to get some Oriental flavour into your next grilling session.
Provided you’ve got the spices in the cupboard then this one can be rustled up in seconds, applied to the meat and then you’re ready to cook. Feel free also to make up more than I’ve put in the ingredients, just keep the same ratios in the mix and keep it ready for use in an airtight jar.
The cayenne pepper gives this rub a nice kick but it's the blend of the five spices (star anise, cinnamon, cloves, Sichuan pepper and fennel seeds) that deliver the Chinese flavor.
If chicken wings aren't your thing then note that it is five spice that many Chinese restaurants use in the preparation of an aromatic crispy duck> So if that's not a good enough recommendation when to use this rub then I don't know what is!