lördag 28 februari 2015

Haitian Seasoning Base (Haitian Epis)

Haitian Epis is a flavor base used in nearly all Haitian food. The recipe varies from region to region and cook to cook, but it typically contains peppers, garlic, and various herbs. The base is typically used to make rice and beans, stews and soups. It is also
used to marinate various meats and fish. The base originates from Taino and African roots and is similar to the base used in Hispanic cuisine called Sofrito. In many rural parts of Haiti, epis is created using wooden Mortar with pestle. Now a days a blender is used. Haitian Epis can also be referred to as a pesto sauce. The use of cooking bases is widely used in many Caribbean cultures.


10 Sprigs of parsley
1 Onion
2 celery stalks
2 cups cilantro
2 Green Bell Peppers
3 scallion stalks
2 chicken bouillon cubes
1 tsp of clove powder or (3 whole cloves)
5 Sprigs of Thyme
3 Heads of garlic
2 tbs of Lime juice or 1 lime

1/4 cup of Extra Virgin Olive Oil

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