By simmees on November 28, 1999
Photo by Crafty Lady 13
Photo by Crafty Lady 13
"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."
Serving Size: 1 (311 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
"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!!"
"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."
"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."
"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."
"This spice is Wonderful!"
"I use Emeril Lagasse's Essence alot, so stumbling across this recipe is very much appreciated. Rod Smith's review was very helpful too--I was surprised to see how much salt goes into this! From now on, I will make my own, use Hungarian paprika, and cut back on the salt--thanks so much."
"Very versatile spice. Originally I reviewed #14372 but it was duplicated to this recipe. I found this one impossible to scale to 1/4 cup and found some ingredients out of whack to the original. I found one posted directly from Emeril's cookbook and it perfectly matches the version I use."
"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 Emerilâ€™s Essence from the grocery store that sat in my pantry and lost its flavorâ€¦ so I made my ownâ€¦ dumped the old stuff out and filled the bottle up with the new Emerilâ€™s Essence spicesâ€¦ fabulous!"
"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."
"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."