Season your shrimp, fish, and chicken with this seasoning developed to complement Gullah cuisine.

Try this version for fried foods. Both recipes are part of our healthy soul food menu.
Servings: Makes just under 1 1/2 cups
  • 1/4 cup celery seed , ground
  • 1/4 cup paprika
  • 1/4 cup granulated garlic or garlic powder
  • 1/4 cup granulated onion or onion powder
  • 1/4 cup ground black pepper
  • 2 tsp. ground bay leaf
  • 2 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. mace (or substitute allspice)
  • 1 tsp. dry mustard powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • Directions
    Note: Find ground bay leaf at, 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 Gullah Cuisine restaurant is in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina.


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