Caribbean Green Seasoning is a perfect mix of natural herbs, aromatics, pepper, and salt. The paste-like mixture brings out the authentic taste of your food. Easy to make with locally sourced ingredients from the nearest grocery.
Jamaica is the home of spices and herbs like saltfish, scotch bonnets, root ginger, pimento, and so on. Usually, in a Jamaican-themed kitchen, you will find seasonings like Jamaican jerk seasoning spice or green seasoning. In all, green seasoning stands out for its exotic flavor.
What is Caribbean Green Seasoning?
Green seasoning is a household seasoning in Jamaica and the Caribbean at large. It is made from a blend of fresh aromatic herbs with a unique taste and flavor. As an alternative to sodium seasoning, you can use it as marinades to give an exceptional taste to your meat, fish, stew, or sauce.
The ingredients for making green sauce seasoning are common household spices and herbs in your kitchen. If you want low-carb or gluten-free super tasty natural seasoning, Caribbean green seasoning is a perfect choice. What’s more, the ingredients are suitable for various food recipes.
What is Caribbean Green Seasoning Used for?
Caribbean green seasoning is used in different ways. If you want to bring the best taste out of your meal, you can add green seasoning.
You can drizzle it on vegetables, grilled chicken, pork, beef, and fish. With its incredible taste, you can tell a vast difference between food with green seasoning and those without it. Even more, it serves as both seasoning and sauce to complement roasted and grilled meat.
You can explore more options by adding it to your salad dressing, scrambled egg, Red beans and Rice, Jamaican Oxtail, and soup. You can’t go wrong with the green seasoning because it adds a punch of flavor that excites every taste bud.
How to Use Caribbean Green Seasoning
The simple truth is that there is no one way of applying this seasoning. The quantity of green sauce you use depends on the quantity of the food.
Generally, you can add one to two tablespoons to a pound of meat per time. The best part is that Caribbean green sauce is a flexible seasoning. It is a perfect seasoning for your thanksgiving dishes.
What is Green Seasoning Made of?
- Aromatics: You will need aromatics like onions, garlic, scallions, and celery.
- Herbs: parsley, cilantro, and thyme
- Seasoning: salt to taste
- Pepper: Red bell pepper, green pepper, and habanero pepper
Where to Buy Jamaican Green seasoning?
Although you can find ready-mixed green seasonings in the store or online, nothing beats the freshness and flavor of homemade green seasoning. It’s made with natural herbs. And it’s preservative-free. It only requires a few easy ingredients that you can find at most grocery stores.
How Long Does Green Seasoning Last in the fridge?
You can store the green seasoning in the refrigerator. Put it in an air-tight jar and store it in the refrigerator for 3 – 5 days till you use it.
Interestingly, you can keep it for a longer time by freezing it in the ice cube tray. Once frozen in the tray, you can store it in a ziplock freezer bag for up to 3 months.
You can check out some of our Jamaican recipes below.
- Delicious Jamaica Rice and Peas
- Jamaican Oxtail Stew
- Jamaican Beef Patties
- Creamy Jamaican Cornmeal Porridge
- Jamaican Jerk Seasoning
- Jamaican Jerk Chicken
Jamaican Green Seasoning
- 1 bunch cilantro
- 1/2 bunch parsley
- 4 scallions
- 1 head garlic about 10 to 15 cloves
- 10 sprigs fresh thyme
- 1 stalk celery
- 1 small onion
- 1 to 2 habanero peppers
- ½ cup red bell pepper
- 1/2 cup green pepper
- salt to taste
- cut all large ingredients into smaller chunks that will be easy for the food processor to blend.
- Transfer all the ingredients inside the food processor and blend for about 3 minutes or till you reach your desired consistency.
- Use as needed.
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Friday 18th of November 2022
So excited to try this recipe. It reminds me of my grandfathers soffits. I’ll be using it to roast my chicken
Chef Lola's Kitchen
Monday 19th of December 2022
Great, veronica. You'll enjoy it. Don't forget to give feedback when you try it.