Emeril's Recipe Creole Seasoning

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  • Total: 5 mins
  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: 2/3 cup (32 servings)
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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. 

"Prime Time Emeril" by Emeril Lagasse (Wm Morrow)

What You'll Need

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

How to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.
  2. Combine paprika, salt, garlic powder, black pepper, onion powder, cayenne, oregano, and thyme thoroughly in a bowl.
  3. Store in an airtight container away from light.
  4. Use within three months.
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
6 Calories
0g Fat
1g Carbs
0g Protein
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)