Epis, a Haitian seasoning is a very flexible ingredient to add flavor to your meal. This herb enriched green seasoning is used to marinate meats, rice, and more.
WHAT IS EPIS?
Epis seasoning is a Haitian seasoning used to marinate all types of meats. Aside from meats, we also use it in rice soups and so much more. This is made up of so many fresh vegetables and herbs such as leeks, scallions, thyme, parsley, celery, bell pepper, and is frequently used as a base in a lot of Haitian dishes.
HOW TO MAKE EPIS HAITIAN SEASONING
Today, I’m going to be showing you how I make Epis, a green seasoning blended with different herbs to marinate meats, cook rice, etc. It provides all the flavor you need to cook the best dishes. Let’s get this started!
STEP ONE – Prepare your ingredients. Make sure to clean your vegetable thoroughly especially the leeks – as they’re usually dirty.
STEP TWO – Mix half cup of olive oil and a half cup of water, set it aside, and prepare to blend your ingredients in a blender or a food processor.
STEP THREE – Pour the half cup of water and olive oil in the blender and blend it with all the vegetables along with the garlic, cloves, and thyme. As you start blending, add the rest of the ingredients gradually. This way all your ingredients are blended completely.
That’s it, you now have an authentic Haitian seasoning. Use it with your dishes or store it in a jar for future use.
RECIPES WITH EPIS
Looking for some recipes you can blend this with? We’ve got you covered. Because of its rich flavor, this seasoning goes well with tons of recipes – whether as a marinade, dressing, as a dip, and more. You can start with our own Jamaican Curry Chicken, made distinct with allspice, recaito our special green seasoning.
If you love steak, you can also try this Pepper Steak – a quick and delicious meal that you can serve to your family or friends.
TIPS FOR MAKING HAITIAN GREEN SEASONING
- Use only the fresh ingredients – this will give you the best-tasting seasoning.
- Experiment with spices and herbs that you like or that you can tolerate.
- You can make this seasoning by batch and keep them refrigerated.
- If you don’t have a blender, you can use a food processor.
HOW LONG CAN YOU STORE IT?
If stored properly in a tightly sealed jar or container, you can store it in your refrigerator for a month with no problem. Want to prolong its shelf life? Freeze it. By freezing it, this will give you about two months or more.
IS IT SPICY?
Not at all, if you can tolerate peppers then you’ll be fine. Moreover, since this is usually used as a mixture/base the spice will dissipate and basically blend with the whole dish creating a unique taste. Now, if you love spice, you can add more peppers or even chili to your liking.
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Epis Haitian Seasoning
- 3 leaks
- ½ cup olive oil
- ½ cup water
- Handful parsley
- Handful fresh thyme
- 10 cloves garlic
- 1 bell pepper
- 1 tbsp salt
- 1 tbsp black pepper
- 1 tbsp whole cloves
- 1 ½ Maggie
- 1 scotch bonnet pepper
- Clean your vegetables, once all your vegetables thoroughly cleaned, prepare all the remaining ingredients.
- Mix ½ cup of olive oil with water and set aside.
- Pour the ½ cup of olive oil and water in a blender or a food processor and blend everything. To make sure all your ingredients all mixed completely, blend them gradually.