What’s Shichimi?

Shichimi refers to the spicy Japanese condiment shichimi tōgarashi (七味唐辛子 ), which literally means “seven flavor chili pepper.”

The spice consists of red chili pepper supplemented by six other ingredients.  These are usually black and white sesame seeds, dried yuzu or orange peel, dried ginger, sanshō (Sichuan pepper), and nori seaweed, though hemp seeds are sometimes used. In Japan, this zesty red powder is commonly sprinkled over noodle and rice dishes to add a subtle kick of heat, but it’s good on just about everything else, too.