Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 0 mins

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 Nutrition


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

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) is so good that I am often making new batches. MUCH cheaper than buying, that's for sure!!

masscjs February 17, 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.

Kasha December 29, 2006

Used this as an ingredient in another recipe. I made a 1/2 recipe as I don't need the full amount. I skipped the onion powder as I didn't have any and wasn't making a special trip to the store. It was a bit salty so maybe less next time.

Ducky October 21, 2013