Haitian Epis is used as the base for almost all Haitian recipes. It is a perfect blend of fresh natural herbs, garlic, olive oil, vinegar, and peppers.
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This Haitian Epis (Haitian Seasoning Base) recipe is bold in flavor, easy to make, and is perfect for classic Haitian dishes!
When it comes to authentic Haitian food recipes, Haitians have a base seasoning that’s usually included in almost all dishes. Haitian Epis or Haitian seasoning, is mostly the same throughout the country. However, additional ingredients are added depending on the region.
What I like about Haitian Epis or Haitian Seasoning?
The seasoning can last up to 3 months in the refrigerator or longer depending on the ingredients that are used. Some people prepare the seasoning then freeze portions of it for later use. The acid in the seasoning help keep the ingredients from spoiling.
How do you make Haitian Epis?
You first need the base ingredients. You will need garlic, fresh parsley, assorted bell peppers, green onions, thyme, olive oil, salt and pepper, and Maggie; however, I do not use Maggie. Instead, I used better than bouillon because of the bold flavor. Depending on the person who is preparing the seasoning, sometimes spicy peppers are also added. All of the ingredients are added to a blender and is blended in the form of pesto.
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Haitian Epis (Haitian Seasoning Base)
- 1/2 cup Fresh parsley chopped
- 10 sprigs Thyme
- 1 tbsp Whole Cloves
- 10 Cloves garlic
- 1 cup Bell peppers and onions
- 1 cup Green onions
- 2 tbsp Basil
- 2 Tsp Salt and pepper
- 2 tsp Cayenne pepper
- 1 cup Olive oil
- 1/3 cup Apple cider vinegar
- 1/4 cup Better bouillon vegetable base paste
- Place the ingredients in a blender or food processor. Blend to desired consistency, but not liquify. Blend in the form of pesto. Place in a 16oz jar. Refrigerate for later use.