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Virgil's Creole seasoning recipe brings Mardi Gras flavor to everyday cooking

"True Louisiana Creole cooking is a mix of different styles, including French, Caribbean, and Spanish. As you might expect, spices play a big part in the cuisine, and that's why this rub features a festival of spices that makes for a little New Orleans Mardi Gras parade on your tongue."

Neal Corman


  • 2 c seasoning salt
  • ½ c paprika
  • ½ c granulated garlic
  • ½ c cracked black pepper
  • 2 T granulated onion
  • 1 T cayenne
  • 1 T dried oregano
  • 1 T dried thyme


1. Thoroughly mix the ingredients together in a covered container. Cover and store in a cool dry place.

From "Virgil's Barbecue Road Trip Cookbook" by Neal Corman with Chris Peterson. Copyright (c) 2014 by Times Square Barbecue, Inc. Printed by permission of St. Martin's Press.