Lemon Pepper Seasoning Recipe

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I’ve discovered I actually like utilizing contemporary lemon juice in a lot of my recipes, like rooster piccata. Especially since our household lives in a spot the place contemporary citrus is broadly obtainable. This lemon pepper seasoning mix was born once I wished to discover a approach to make use of all of these leftover lemon and lime peels!

I take advantage of leftover peels in cleansing merchandise a few of the time, however I additionally found out a option to dry/dehydrate them for meals use. I had been utilizing lemon zest, salt, and pepper on fairly just a few recipes once I realized I ought to simply pre-mix them and have them able to go.

Plus it’s cheaper and more healthy than the lemon pepper seasoning from the grocery retailer! Much of the time retailer store-bought spices have a number of added food-like artificial elements.

How to Make Lemon Pepper

This course of may be very simple and you are able to do it considered one of two methods. If you’re utilizing contemporary lemon peels (lime works too), then they’ll should be dried within the oven or dehydrator first. I then combine the freshly dried peels with entire peppercorns and salt. Either a meals processor or spice grinder works effectively for this.

For an excellent sooner model, you’ll be able to mix pre-dried lemon peel granules with floor black pepper and salt. I’ve included hyperlinks to the entire completely different elements within the recipe under.

Lemon pepper appears to be a polarizing spice, so if it isn’t your factor, take a look at my different herb and spice mixs right here.

What to Pair With Lemon Seasoning

I didn’t assume I preferred lemon pepper till being pregnant cravings made me obsessive about it. And the obsession by no means went away. Perfect on every thing, for my part, it provides a scrumptious, mildly spicy lemon taste to meals. For an additional savory taste on meats and veggies, add a little bit onion powder and garlic powder too.

I like to make use of this seasoning in recipes like these:

Here’s how you can make your personal lemon pepper!

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Homemade Lemon Pepper Seasoning Recipe

Homemade lemon pepper seasoning with lemon or lime zest, pepper, and salt is a good addition to fish, rooster, or greens.

  • If utilizing contemporary lemons, preheat the oven to its lowest setting. Thoroughly zest the lemons and unfold the contemporary lemon out on a parchment paper lined baking sheet.

  • Put into the oven on the bottom setting and depart till fully dried. Mine took about 70 minutes.

  • When fully dried, combine with the peppercorns and salt in a meals processor till effectively blended. If making with pre-dried lemon peel, simply combine all elements in a meals processor till blended.

Nutrition Facts

Homemade Lemon Pepper Seasoning Recipe

Amount Per Serving (1 teaspoon)

Calories 3

% Daily Value*

Fat 0.03g0%

Saturated Fat 0.01g0%

Polyunsaturated Fat 0.01g

Monounsaturated Fat 0.01g

Sodium 764mg33%

Potassium 14mg0%

Carbohydrates 1g0%

Fiber 0.4g2%

Sugar 0.1g0%

Protein 0.1g0%

Vitamin A 6IU0%

Vitamin C 2mg2%

Calcium 6mg1%

Iron 0.1mg1%

* Percent Daily Values are based mostly on a 2000 calorie food plan.

Store in a tightly sealed jar or hermetic container within the cabinet. 

Do you make any of your personal seasonings?

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