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How to make the green seasoning paste that’s so unique to Caribbean cuisine.

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  1. Hello Kathleen, happy to have you over at Couple years back we were in St Lucia.. headed straight for the market in Castries. Had one of the best green coconuts there.. very refreshing.

    Only regret, we didn’t get a chance to see the Pitons.

    Another reason to visit again. Enjoy the Carnival :)

    Chris De La Rosa’s last blog post..Wild Waterworks Hamilton Ontario.

  2. Kathleen says:

    Hi chris, I’m from the island of St.Lucia. I use green seasoning in all my cooking.

  3. I should try this one day. The green colour is tempting.

    Thanks for sending a personal email.



    Indonesia-Eats’s last blog post..Indonesia Eats on the Winnipeg Free Press and Indonesian Food Festival 2009

  4. Chris De La Rosa says:

    Hello everyone.. thanks for dropping by and leaving me your comments. Stay tuned for more exciting recipes.

  5. Erica says:

    Hi chris, The Recipe sounds amazing in Colombia with have some similar recipes….I love the ingredients!

    <abbr>Erica’s last blog post..FRIED GREEN PLANTAIN WITH SHRIMP AND AVOCADO</abbr>

  6. danielle says:

    Hi I am very please with this recipe. Here in England you could hardly find the PROPER GREEN SEASONING. So I would now make my own. Thanks…

    danielle’s last blog post..Sultry chicken wings as you’ve never had before.

  7. Lisa says:

    This is great! Just thinking about the aroma and flavor of green seasoning takes me back to the time I spent living in Grenada and eating delicious food there. I must make some of the seasoning again; thanks for reminding me about it.

    Lisa’s last blog post..Mini-Farmers’ Market, Breakfast on the Farm This Saturday

  8. Chris says:


    Great cause, amazing seasoning mix. To be honest, I’m a bit envious… I wish I could get the “real” ingredients as you so easily do in Barbados. In September I’ll be on the islands for my sister’s wedding… maybe I’ll do an updated post with authentic ingredients.

  9. Cynthia says:

    Hey Chris, of course! Green seasoning is what gives a lot of dishes that distinguished taste. I did a column on it and a blog post as well:

    Cynthia’s last blog post..Pot Bakes Anyone?

  10. This is so interesting! We had no idea that this was a key ingredient. Thanks for sharing it!

    The Duo Dishes’s last blog post..When Good Intentions Go Wrong

  11. Dear Friend!
    Greetings from Shizuoka, Japan!
    As said before, as a Frenchman, I have a special love for the Caribbean Islands and their so-varied gastronomy!
    I know that a lot of Carribean citizens live in canada and are slowly changing its culinary character. Such warm food in such a cold county. Mind you they play cricket in Canada, too! Yes, you heard me well: a Frenchman playing cricket in Japan, and right under Mount Fuji!
    Caribbean and Creole Cuisine is one thing that is missed here!
    Looking forward to coninue this conversation!

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  12. admin says:

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts. Do let me know if you have any questions about this and other recipes posted.



    • Kim says:

      Hi Chris,

      So happy that I found your site! Your recipes are authentic and produce great results. You should be on Food Network.
      Re: green seasoning, I found that Italian flat leaf parsley adds great flavor as well as curry leaf, if available.

      THANK YOU and I look forward to the next recipe.

      Warm Regards,

    • ambrose says:

      adding a half teaspoonful of salt keeps the seasoning in the refrigerator for a longer period

    • earla says:

      I do my seasoning the same as you,but never thought of freezing,great idea. Thanks

    • Samantha says:

      Hello Chris,

      Let me first say, I love your site! I made this yesterday but a little different, thyme, garlic, rosemerry, hot pepper, scallion, salt, and olive oil.

  13. momgateway says:

    Looks good..I’m eager to try it

    momgateway’s last blog post..Sweet potato peppers and onion fritters

  14. Chef E says:

    What a great site you have here! I love all of this stuff. It is so hard to find good Caribbean cookbooks and information even on the web. You rock and I look forward to following this and using some stuff for my culinary class I am teaching now. The kids will love learning about what you do! Chef E

    <abbr>Chef E’s last blog post..Tom Yum 'Yum' Soup</abbr>

  15. Stacy says:

    Great! I've been looking for this recipe for a while now. Though simple and yes there are a few online, non takes into consideration how difficult it is to find the shado beni in remote USA.

    Nice storage tips.


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