This Caribbean Green seasoning recipe will help give your West Indian dish authentic flavor.
Green seasoning is similar to the sofrito used throughout the Caribbean, especially in Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic.
Every family has its own version of Green Seasoning. Some use ginger, basil, or hot peppers. This seasoning is forgiving in the way that you can make it your own. If you love spice, add a few scotch bonnet pepper. Feeding young children or not a fan of spice? Leave the hot peppers out and use extra bell peppers.
Add this staple to your pantry (keep refrigerated) to add flavor to just about any savory dish.
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3 green onion stalks, roughly chopped
3 stalks celery, roughly chopped
1/2 cup cilantro, stems included (use parsley if you don't like cilantro)
6 sprigs of fresh thyme, stems included
1 small tomato
5 cloves garlic cloves
5 dried allspice seeds
1 green bell pepper
1 scotch bonnet or habanero pepper, seeds removed (leave the seeds if you want more heat)
Combine all the ingredients for the green seasoning in a food processor and pulse until the mixture forms a thick paste. Set aside. You will have more green seasoning than you need. Store the extra in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Use within a week. (If you don't use it all, freeze it in ice cube trays for a quick way to season a meal).