Servings: Makes just under 1 1/2 cups
Note: Find ground bay leaf at TheSpiceHouse.com, or grind leaves to a powder in a coffee grinder.
Combine all ingredients. Store in a tightly closed container. Will keep for 3 months in a dark cool place or in the freezer for up to a year.
This recipe is adapted from Gullah Cuisine, by Charlotte Jenkins and William Baldwin (available at EveningPostBooks.com). Gullah Cuisine restaurant is in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina.
From the July 2010 issue of O, The Oprah Magazine
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