Creole Seasoning (Emeril) Recipe

Jambalaya
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    5 min
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It's easy to make your own Creole spice mix at home. This is famous chef Emeril Lagasse's version. This mix may be stored up to 3 months. It's a staple for fans of creole casserole. It' also makes a great personalized housewarming gift. 

Creole seasoning comes from French and Spanish settlers to Louisiana. These populations mixed with the indigenous and Caribbean populations in the area and from it a one of a kind and popular culinary style was born. This seasoning is incredibly versatile. It's perfect for recipes like jambalaya or gumbo but it also works well as a seasoning for meats. Getting a taste of the Big Easy in your own home is as simple as mixing a few spices you likely already own. 

What You'll Need

  • 2-1/2 Tbsp paprika
  • 2 Tbsp salt
  • 2 Tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 Tbsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp onion powder
  • 1 Tbsp cayenne
  • 1 Tbsp dried oregano
  • 1 Tbsp dried thyme

How to Make It

  • 1.Combine paprika, salt, garlic powder, black pepper, onion powder, cayenne, oregano, and thyme thoroughly in a bowl.

    2. Store in an airtight container away from light. Use within three months.

    Source: by Emeril Lagasse (Wm Morrow)
    Reprinted with permission.