Make your own Creole seasoning with dried herbs supplemented with some prepackaged herbs from the store. Be sure to purchase quality herbs from your health food store or in the organic section at the grocer.
3 T. plus 1 t. dried parsley flakes 1 T. plus 1 t. garlic powder 1 T. plus 1 t. dried whole basil 1 T. onion powder 2 t. dry mustard 2 t. sweet paprika 1 t. ground red pepper 1/2 t. freshly ground black pepper
Combine all ingredients in a small bowl, stirring well. Store in an airtight container. Use to coat fish, chicken, or beef before cooking. Yield 1/2 cup