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
- 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
- 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.
- Fill into glass jars with air tight lids and store in refrigerator or pour into ice cube trays and freeze.
- Remove frozen cubes and store in a zip bag in the freezer.