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Epis: Haïtian Seasoning Mix

Elisabeth Desamour
This aromatic and flavorful seasoning mix is used in almost all Haïtian cooking. Its great to marinate meat, fish, vegetables, and even add to rice. Many recipes will call for epis as part of their ingredient list.
Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Marinade
Cuisine Caribbean, Haïtian
Servings 2 cups


  • Blender or Food Processor


  • 1 small Onion
  • ½ Green Bell Pepper
  • ½ Red Bell Pepper
  • 15 sprigs Thyme (leave stem on)
  • 5 Whole Cloves
  • 4 cloves Garlic
  • 8 Scallions (roughly chopped)
  • 1 bunch Parsley (roughly chopped)
  • ½ cup Olive Oil/Canola
  • ¼ cup White Vinegar


  • 2 cubes Maggie (or other bouillion cubes)
  • 1 Habanero Pepper


  • Add all ingredients to blender. Puree until mixture resembles pesto.


Keep in refrigerator for up to 3 months. The acid in the vinegar will keep it from spoiling.
Keep in freezer for 4+ months.
Keyword Seasoning mix, spice mix, vegan friendly, vegetarian