This is the second jar sauce we’ve tried from Star Anise and again I was attracted to the unique flavor profile.
The sauce tasting promising fish from the jar but for best results I decided that following the guide on the jar would be best; basically cooking the sauce with a can of coconut milk – also adding tofu here. I then served with some cauliflower rice, garlic soy green beans, crushed peanuts, siracha and basil aioli.
Personally I wasn’t a huge fan of the sauce. I think the coconut milk added far too much richness that wasn’t balanced out enough by the sauce. It felt flabby on palate and needed more sharpness or more acidity. I much preferred the Garlic Lemongrass version instead.