Friday, September 3, 2010

Looking for some flavor!

EPIS/HERB BLEND

 Epis is a staple in every Haitian dish. This recipe may vary from region to region, but this is a marinade made of an herb blend ahead of time for preparation of soaking tough meats and adding flavor. One can season the meat either a couple hours prior to cooking to days ahead of time. A good marinade, herb blend and epis should contain a good balance between oil, acid and spices.

            
Recipe:

Blender/Food Processor
1/4 cup of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 onion
5 sticks of chives
3 tablespoon of salt
2 tablespoon of pepper
1 green bell pepper
1 red bell pepper
10 garlic cloves
2 teaspoons of vinegar
1/4 Worcestershire sauce
4 carrot sticks
1/2 celery stock
1/4 cup of tomato paste
2 cups of cilantro
1 cup of parsley
4 chicken bouillon cups
6 cloves
32 oz jar/container

Chop cloves, peppers, cilantro, onions, parsley, thyme, celery carrots and chives. Once chopped, add onions, parsley, peppers,  cloves and vinegar into blender with a little bit of oil and blend, blend, blend. 

Slowly add remaining ingredients into the blender until all ingredients are added lastly add in oil. Blend until you have a puree consistency.Pour into jar container and refrigerate.

Enjoy this great recipe and use it to tenderize meats, add flavor to dishes and add a little bit more tender, love and care to anything you create.

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  2. Thank you for your delicious recipes. I just made my first La bouye. (Yummy)

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  3. Awww...you're welcome. I am happy for me. But I will be adding more easy recipes including la bouye banane.

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    1. I love everything on this website. Please add more like Bouillon.

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    2. 5chicken boulillon cups or cubesS

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  4. im so happy to find this site!!!! Just added to my bookmark!

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  5. Can't wait for the Labouyi banane recipe...

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  6. Do you this would turn out well if I used it for vegetarian dishes? I was thinking of subtituting the chicken bouillion for veggie ones.

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    1. Yes, this is very good with veggie bouillon cubes instead (or in addition to) the chicken.

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  7. I think this would be great with vegetarian dishes. The veggie bouillon would be a great substitute.

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  8. Oh my gosh I just found this site and i love it already. I am 17 years old and i need to know where i can get these recipes when my mom not feeling well to cook. Thank You, I hope you'll start adding videos. I have trouble with how to make sauces the most because I'm not a fan of tomato sauce for spaghetti and neither is my mom.

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  9. THANK GOD FOR SITES LIKE THAT IM HAITIAN BUT I DONT KNOW HOW TO COOK HAITIAN FOOD....IN MIAMI FOR MEN IF YOU DONT KNOW HOW TO COOK HAITIAN FOOD THATS A TURN OFF....NOT THAT IM JUST TRYING TO PROVE SOMETHING TO MEN BUT IM JUST SAYING...MY FUTURE MAN WONT BE LEAVING ME FOR NO OTHER TRUE HAITIAN GIRL THAT CAME FROM HAITI LOL

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  10. Lol. Girl, you are to funny. This blog is your secret weapon.

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  11. Just found this site and am SUPER HAPPY! i'm married to a Haitian-French Guyanese man and have been looking to replicate the meals that he loves getting at his mother's and sister's houses. As much as I sit in the kitchen and watch I've not been able to recreate some of his favorite meals...until now. I showed him your recipes and he got the biggest smile on his face. He can't wait for me to dive in. Do you have a recipe for Kremas? We always have to wait for a bottle to be shipped to us.

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  12. Thanks for the Epis recipe. It tastes like my mom's. The only things I did differently was cut back to 1 tablespoon of salt (the bouillon cubes are already salty) and added a jalopeno (without seeds) for a little kick!

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  13. I am Puerto Rican married to a Haitian man for 16 years now and thanks to sites like this he is very happy with my Haitian cooking I have mastered everything except Lambi.

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  14. This is greatttt....please teach us legume LALO (latibonit style) :)

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  15. How long can you leave the Epis in the fridge?

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  16. In researching, Epis is similar to pesto with the bases of herbs and oil. But Epis dosen't have cheese but have more veggies. Saying that, the fridge-life should be similar: 2-4 weeks in the fridge, 3-6 months in the freezer.

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  17. Soooo excited to try out all of your recipes!! I LOVE your blog :)

    How much Worcestershire sauce do you put in this? It just says 1/4... Do you mean cup, teaspoon, etc.? I never tasted that sauce before so I can't tell lol

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  18. Just found this site. Awesome! Can u put the recipe for haitian cake plz?

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  19. So happy to have found your site. I'm French Canadian, and my son is married to a wonderful Haitian girl. I love their food. I decided to learn how to make it myself. I know a few people who will be very surprised. Thank you so much.

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  20. I tried it it was awesome forgot the worches. . Sause but it came out great still

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  21. tomato paste , carrot, worcestershire sauce are not necessary to make Haitian epis

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  22. How much of the Worcestershire sauce to use please? The quantity is not clear.

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  23. WARNING!

    There’s JUST ONE REASON you might fail on the Paleo Diet and it has everything to do with your ability to make delicious food, FAST.

    But now, with this stunningly simple cookbook I’ll show you how to cook savory, mouth-watering meals in minutes for some of the busiest Paleo eaters in the world...

    For more info please click on the following link: How To Cook - Desserts - Salads - Omelettes - Soups - Meat - Snacks

    Talk soon.

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