For the holidays, add a Creole touch to your dishes!

December 19, 2023

For the holidays, add a Creole touch to your dishes with this recipe of the “tout trempé”, a typically Haitian homemade marinade also known as “epis”.

You can use it to season your chicken, beef or fish. Your taste buds will thank you!


  • 10 sprigs fresh thyme, leaves removed
  • 5 shallots, coarsely chopped
  • 3 green onions, coarsely chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 1 red bell pepper, deseeded and coarsely chopped
  • 1 scotch bonnet or habanero pepper
  • 40 g (¾ cup) fresh parsley, chopped
  • 15 g (¼ cup) fresh coriander, chopped
  • Juice of 1 lime or 1 teaspoon white vinegar
  • 60 ml (¼ cup) olive oil
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground pepper


Blend all ingredients until smooth.


  • Transfer your homemade tout trempé to an airtight jar to preserve its freshness.
  • Keep refrigerated until ready to use.

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