Haitian Epis

Haitian Epis
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The Haitian Epis features a blend of natural spices and vegetables that form the base for most Haitian foods. It is traditionally made with the mortar and pestle but can also be blended in a food processor. Prepare in large amounts, store in refrigerator and use it to season meats, seafood and more.

Ingredients for Epis
Major ingredients in Epis

Here are the main ingredients found in most Haitian Epis recipes. Obviously there could be slight variations from the ingredients listed below –

  • Onions
  • Scallions
  • Parsley
  • Garlic
  • Yellow and/or Red Pepper
  • Scotch Bonnet Pepper
  • Fresh Thyme
Haitian Epis

Haitian Epis

The Haitian Epis features a blend of natural spices and vegetables that form the base for most Haitian foods. It is traditionally made with the mortar and pestle but can also be blended in a food processor. Prepare in large amounts, store in refrigerator and use it to season meats, seafood and more.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Course: Seasoning
Cuisine: Haitian
Keyword: Haitian Seasoning
Author: Love of Yum Team

Ingredients

  • 2 large onions, cut in half
  • 5-6 green onions (scallions)
  • 10 sprigs parsley
  • 6-8 cloves of garlic
  • 1 yellow pepper
  • 1 red pepper
  • ½ tbsp kosher salt
  • 1 scotch bonnet pepper
  • ½ bundle fresh thyme
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil

Instructions

  • Purée onion, bell peppers, scallions, garlic, parsley, oil, and scotch bonnet pepper (remove the seeds for less heat) and salt, in a food processor or blender until smooth. Put in glass jar or air tight container. Make 2-3 cups

Notes

Epis can be made 5 days ahead and kept in the fridge. You can also whip some up and keep it in the freezer for up to 1 month.
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