The sweet and nutty flavor of the roasted butternut is so well suited for the flavors of the five-spice. Chinese Five-Spice is a combination of cinnamon, anise, fennel, clove and Szechwan peppercorns. Some combinations include ginger and licorice root in place of the peppercorns. Either variation will work great with this.
If you are looking for a quick evening meal packed with flavor, you've found it. A blend of Chinese five-spice powder, soy sauce and brown sugar make a quick glaze for tilapia, leaving you with sugar-coated crusted piece of fish....it's delightful! Five-spice powder is a blend of cinnamon, cloves, fennel seed, star anise and Szechuan peppercorns and is available in all grocery stores in the spice aisle.