The power of anethole in cooking: recipe of shrimps and Pastis canapés

Just to refresh memories, anethole is an aromatic molecule that gives anice the typical aroma. Indeed, it is found in anice and star anice seeds, but also in herbs as dill, mint, parsley, fennel and liquorice. Anethole is soluble in oils and alcohol. When Pastis gets diluted with water, it forms an opalescent emulsion (the so called Pastis effect).

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