Also Known As: Japanese Seven Spice, Shichimi, Nana-Iro Togarashi
Ingredients: Chili Pepper, Sesame Seed, Dehydrated Orange, Poppy Seed, Ginger
Taste and Aroma: Mildly hot, with notes of citrus and pepper.
Uses: Schichimi Togarashi is a Japanese table spice added to almost everything, including marinades, grilled meat (especially pork), soup and noodle dishes. It pairs particularly well with fatty foods like unagi and tempura.
Substitutes: Crushed Red Pepper Flakes, Black Sesame Seeds, Sesame Seeds, Sichuan Peppercorns, Hemp Seeds With Shell, Ginger Ground and Lemon Peel Powder
Fun Fact: Hot chile peppers were first used as medicine when they were introduced to Japan in the 16th century.