Nanami and Shichimi Togarashi (Japanese 7 Spice Blend)
Add life and flavor to a wide variety of dishes with this popular Japanese spice blend!
red chili flakes
(note: shichimi togarashi is HOT, use less red chili according to your heat preference)
dried orange peel
(use less, about 1 teaspoon, if making nanami togarashi)
white sesame seeds
black sesame seeds
sanshō or sichuan peppercorns
quality toasted nori
In a dry skillet, lightly toast the white and black sesame seeds, sichuan peppercorns and poppy seeds until fragrant, being careful not to burn them. Transfer to a bowl and let them cool completely.
Place all of the ingredients along with the nori in a spice/coffee grinder and pulse until coarsely ground (be sure it's coarse and not a fine powder).
Store in an airtight jar. For optimal flavor use within a few weeks.
Nanami Togarashi, Shichimi Togarashi
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