Emeril's ESSENCE Creole Seasoning (make your own)
Thank you Emeril Lagasse!
2 1/2 Tbsppaprika
2 Tbspsea salt (don't use iodized salt)
2 Tbspgarlic powder
1 Tbspblack pepper
1 Tbsponion powder
1 Tbspcayenne pepper
1 Tbsporegano, dried
1 Tbspthyme, dried
How to Make Emeril's ESSENCE Creole Seasoning (make your own)
- Get all of your individual spices measured out in a bowl for mixing.
As this recipe as written it's a tad hot, use less cayenne to vary the heat. I'd suggest using about 1/2 of suggested or even just one teaspoon. Cayenne is an integral part of Cajun/Creole cooking and doesn't just add heat. Cayenne has a flavor all it's own, that does add a level that no other spice has. So at least use some.
- Of course you can purchase it either at your local grocery store, if they don't have it you can always buy online.
I use Cajun Grocer for all of my seafood and Louisiana products. Great prices, fast shipping and there isn't anything they don't carry. Some items may be seasonal.