Emeril’s Essence

  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 5 mins
  • Yield: 2.25cup
  • About This Recipe

    “This is a recipe for Emeril’s Essence spice, used in many of his recipes.May also be used within many of your own dishes as an extra kick of flavor.”

    Ingredients

  • 8tablespoonspaprika
  • 3tablespoonscayenne
  • 5tablespoonsblack pepper, freshly ground
  • 6tablespoonsgarlic powder
  • 3tablespoonsonion powder
  • 6tablespoonssalt
  • 2 1/2 tablespoonsdried oregano
  • 2 1/2 tablespoonsdried thyme
  • Directions

  • Combine all the ingredients in a mixing bowl.
  • Blend well.
  • Can be stored in an airtight container in your spice cabinet for up to 3 months.
  • Reviews

  • “I have been making Essence of Emeril for years.I use 1 tablespoon of kosher salt instead of 1/4 cup of table salt and it is just perfect. All the other flavors season the food so well that you do not miss the salt at all.I use it to blacken catfish and as a dry rub for roasted baby back ribs (awesome)….everything….it is so good that I am often making new batches. MUCH cheaper than buying, that’s for sure!!”

  • “WOW! I just had the best cajun salmon using this spice mixture!It is really good.The only thing I put on the salmon besides this was some extra garlic powder, lemon and a little olive oil and it was fabulous!Thank you for posting this- it’s a keeper.Made for Pick a Chef Spring 2009.”

  • “Nice and fresh!I used a bit less of the two peppers and I agree, it would be just as good without all of the salt.Something to think about, at least to cut it back, if not out completely.”

  • “On 4/1/13 I was making Recipe #170376 by Sandi (From CA),and didn’t have any Essence.I did a quick search and found this recipe and decided to try it.Now I’ve never tried the original Essence,so I can’t really compare it. But it added a very good taste to the hash.Thanks for posting a recipe that will find its way into many of my recipes. ” Keep Smiling 🙂 “”

  • “Good stuff…so good I reposted on our site rouxed.com. Thanks simmees!”

  • “I just bought Emeril’s for a recipe that required it.I paid $4.39 at Vons for 2.8 oz!!!!.It just makes to make this at home, for a lot of less.This recipe amount is huge.I will cut it down in half at least.I will let you know if it tastes the same.Thanks for posting this recipe.”

  • “I can’t judge how good this is against the original as we don’t have it in Australia, but I can tell you that this mix contributed to the best chilli con carne ever! Thanks very much for posting.”

  • “This is awesome stuff, been making it myself for ages. I keep old spice jars, wash them on and stick my own label on 🙂 always keep a bottle of this handy, have used it for everything from shrimp to chicken fried steak yummmmmmmm!!!”

  • “I bought Emeril’s Essence from the grocery store that sat in my pantry and lost its flavor… so I made my own… dumped the old stuff out and filled the bottle up with the new Emeril’s Essence spices… fabulous!”

  • “BAM good!”

  • “Used this last night in Recipe#108748#108748 and it is a great seasoning to have and be able to make so quickly…no need to go and buy any.Thank you posting.I will be using this in other dishes.”

  • “I agree… I have a hard time finding this spice in Canadian stores so it’s awesome I can make my own.I used to buy/use a creole seasoning that I put on my vegys, mushrooms etc.When I ran out & searched for an alternative & was happy to find this one.Very versatile spice, thanks for sharing.”

  • “It’s great! Not a whole lot to review!Try with and without salt to decrease that salt in take – yummy either way.Thanks for posting so I can keep this amalgamated with the rest of my stuff on zaar!”

  • “Great, flavorful seasoning mix.I made a half-recipe, which still makes a lot.I’ll be using this to season all kinds of things.”

  • “Emeril ain’t fooling with this one!It’s excellent on just about anything from soup to nuts!Really!”

  • “A good seasoning blend.I’ve never tasted the stuff you actually buy (I made this instead to save money), but this is good.We enjoy it on chicken.”

  • “Thisis fantastic! I use it all the time and forgot to review it…good stuff! I promise I will be back with a picture as soon as I can.”

  • “Sounded so good I had to try it and I have just made my 2nd double batch. Just so delicious on anything from chips, to steak, to chicken, soups….anything!!!!”

  • “I was so happy to find this. I’ve never had the prepared stuff but have wanted to try it for a long time. I made it exactly as printed using the Hungarian Paparika and then had it on my morning scrambled eggs. What a great blend of flavors, I know I’m going to enjoy this a many differant things, can’t wait to try it on a roast or chicken. Thanks for posting.”

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