Japanese 7 Spice – Shichimi Togarashi

Shichimi Togarashi is a blend of 7 spices popular in Japan. I use it to rim Bloody Mary and Tomato Water Martini glasses. It’s the perfect spicy blend to compliment the tomato flavors in the cocktails. Simply rub a lemon or lime wedge around the rim of the cocktail glass. Place the Togarashi on a small plate and dip and roll the cocktail rim in the spice to coat the rim.

You can find Togarashi in Asian markets or make your own. Togarashi adds a bit of zippy hot pepper flavor to grilled chicken and fish, udon noodle dishes, vegetables, marinades and rubs and salad dressing. And place a jar with your salt and pepper on your dining table.

Shichimi Togarashi

Japanese 7 Spice
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Condiment
Servings 6 tablespoons


  • 1 Mortar and Pestle


  • 2 tablespoons cayenne pepper
  • 1 tablespoon white sesame seeds
  • 1 tablespoon black sesame seeds
  • 1 teaspoon Sichuan pepper or black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon seaweed flakes or nori sheet
  • 1 tablespoon dried orange peel
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger


  • Put all ingredients in a mortar and pestle and grind for a few minutes.
  • Store tightly covered in a small mason jar.

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