How to Use Traditional Creole Seasonings. Some of the most flavorful foods you come across are seasoned with Creole seasonings. The traditional spices used in these seasonings cannot be beat. Try these great spices on meat, vegetables and seafood. Many great restaurants abound on former plantations in areas where Creole-influenced food is prevalent.
Things You'll Need
- Fish, meat or chicken
- Peppers, okra and tomatoes
- Creole spices (see Step One) or mix
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Use traditional Creole seasoning mix on everything imaginable. The mix will include a wide variety of herbs and spices. Find them with and without salt in the mix. Never go wrong by including these spices in your chosen mix: oregano, basil, white pepper, cayenne pepper, paprika, onion and garlic powders, thyme and black pepper. Store the spices in an airtight jar.
Sprinkle Creole seasoning on meats to bring out their original flavors with a "wow factor." Depending on the mix, a Creole seasoning recipe could be more suitable for fish (extra lemon), meats (heavy on the pepper) or just great for shaking on the food during mealtime (salt added). The traditional, earliest seasoning mixtures shakes straight on all foods for full flavor.
Find yourself transported to the magical surroundings of New Orleans as you smell the lemon and pepper spices cooking on your meat and fish. You truly not beat these seasonings for flavor.
Add zest to all dishes when you make your own Creole butter spread. Soften a pound of butter or margarine. Add 2 cups of fresh chopped parsley. Knead with a wooden spoon and add two tablespoons of mixed Creole spices. Combine all and place into a decorative bowl. Refrigerate until serving. Use on bread and steamed vegetables.
Start with some small pieces of meat or chicken. Now add shrimp, tomatoes, okra and great Creole seasonings. Stir and simmer until done. Pour the thick traditional concoction over a bed of white rice and you have one of the best dishes you could ever have in traditional Creole cooking. People will think you just came back from vacation in Louisiana.