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Green Seasoning

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Bottle of Green Seasoning

Bottled Green Seasoning

Photo by Cynthia Nelson

Green Seasoning is that certain something that people crave when they think of Caribbean food. It imparts a flavor profile that defines Caribbean cuisine. When West Indians living abroad crave a taste of home they are usually yearning for a taste of a stew, curry, or baked poultry or meat in which Green Seasoning has been used.

Making your own Green Seasoning is easy. All you need are fresh ingredients. And, these days, you can find a variety of herbs year round.

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 4 cups

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups green onions (chopped)
  • 2 cups celery (chopped - Chinese celery)
  • 2 packed cups cilantro (chopped - leaves and young stems)
  • 1 cup fresh thyme leaves
  • 4 packed cups sweet basil
  • ½ cup marjoram
  • 2 tablespoons tarragon
  • 2 tablespoons rosemary
  • 2 cups chopped onions
  • 1 cup chopped garlic
  • 3 – 4 whole scotch bonnet peppers
  • 2 tablespoons salt
  • Water or vegetable oil

Preparation:

  1. Divide the ingredients into two equal batches. Add to food processor one batch at a time. Pulse or let whirl until all the ingredients are very fine. Drizzle in just enough water to moisten the mixture.
  2. Fill into glass jars with air tight lids and store in refrigerator or pour into ice cube trays and freeze.
  3. Remove frozen cubes and store in a zip bag in the freezer.
Note:The cubes can be used directly from the freezer without thawing. If you are using it for marinades, thaw first.

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