Restauranteur Ralph Brennan demystifies fish and shellfish in his New Orleans Seafood Cookbook, with recipes like Barbecue Shrimp; Seafood and Okra Gumbo with Alligator Sausage; Creole Seasoning; and Crab Stock; plus a short excerpt on Alligator, Frog Legs and Turtle.
For a scant 1 cup
This Creole seasoning mix comes in handy when preparing many popular New Orleans-style dishes. The dried herbs and spices composing the blend were chosen for their flavor compatibility with many main ingredients. Many New Orleans home cooks like to sprinkle the seasoning mix on fish, shellfish, meats and even vegetables before cooking, or to add the mix when "sweating" or browning onions and other aromatic vegetables in oil or fat.
The seasoning mix keeps well if stored in an airtight container in a cool, dark place. You may want to make a batch periodically to always have some on hand.
Thoroughly combine all the ingredients in a small mixing bowl and place the mixture in an airtight container in a cool, dark place for up to three months.
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