Want to know the secret to delicious Caribbean food? It’s in the marinade! Trinidad green seasoning is a staple meat marinade in Caribbean dishes. Use it to season your meats, scrambled eggs, tofu and more.
Trinidad Green Seasoning Uses
If you follow me on Instagram then you already know that I gave birth. My little girl was born a couple of weeks early on Jan 19th. We’re both healthy and the whole family is totally in love.
Life has however become, to say the least hectic. Luckily my mom came to my rescue! My mom is here in Spain and all is well. Aren’t moms just the best?!
Mom’s been cooking for us, whipping up all of my favorite Trinidadian dishes. This Trinidad green seasoning is a must for delicious Caribbean meat dishes like peleau, stewed chicken and curried chicken just to name a few.
Trinidadians even add it to jerk chicken to give it a more Trini flavour.
What is green seasoning?
Trinidad green seasoning is a marinade of various (green) vegetables like parsley, cilantro, green onions etc.
Trinidad Green Seasoning Ingredients
Trinidad green seasoning is used as a marinade and the ingredients differ from family to family. But one ingredient that most Trinis would agree is a MUST is shado beni.
Unfortunately, I have not been able to find shadow beni (culantro) here in Spain so my version of Trinidad Green Seasoning is made with cilantro. Cilantro’s flavor is like a mild version of culantro and both herbs can be used interchangeably for this recipe.
This article explains the difference between culantro and cilantro.
How to make Trinidad Green Seasoning
Wash and roughly chop all ingredients.
Place all ingredients in a blender or food processor and puree. You may need to add a tiny amount of water if using a blender.
Place in a glass jar with a tight-fitting lid and store in the refrigerator. Will keep for 1 to 2 weeks.
Give this delicious Caribbean Green Seasoning Marinade a try. You won’t regret it!
Trinidad Green Seasoning
- juice of 1 lemon
- 1 small onion
- 1 head garlic
- 1 bunch cilantro or shado beni aka culantro
- ½ bunch parsley
- 1 bunch green onions
- small piece of ginger
You may also add
- sweet peppers
- hot peppers
- Wash and roughly chop all ingredients.
- Place all ingredients in a blender and food processor and puree. You may need to add a tiny amount of water if using a blender.
- Place in a glass jar with a tight-fitting lid and store in the refrigerator.
- Will keep for 1 to 2 weeks.