Have you ever looked on your spice shelf and realized you are out of Lemon Pepper? Making your own lemon pepper is easy, quick, and can highlight your skills of utilizing more of the organic lemon, instead of throwing the outside away. Lemon pepper seasoning is used in flavoring many dishes, especially those containing chickpeas or beans, and many salads.
What Is Lemon Pepper Made Of?
Lemon pepper contains:
- Dried organic lemon peel
- Coarse salt
- Ground pepper
- Celery seed
Coriander and allspice are optional add-ins.
Do You Combine The Seasoning Before You Dry The Lemon Peel or After?
You want to combine the organic lemon zest with the salt, pepper and before you dry the mixture in the oven. The oils in the peel soak into the pepper and salt to flavor them better as the peel dries out.
How do you dry lemon peel?
Once the organic lemon peel has been zested, you will have a pile of fine lemon peel. After you combine the remaining ingredients, the peel (or zest) will dry at a low temperature of 170-180 degrees in your oven.
Kitchen tools needed for making organic lemon pepper seasoning:
- Zester or microplane
- Parchment paper
- Baking sheet, large
- Food processor, or mortar and pestle
- Medium bowl
- Glass containers for storing the organic lemon pepper
Lemon pepper ingredients:
- 5 Organic Lemons, use more if the lemons are small
- ¼ Cup of Coarse Himalayan Pink Sea Salt
- ⅓ Cup Peppercorn Blend to grind, or coarsely ground pepper( 4 Corners peppercorns from Savory Spice)
- 2 tsp organic celery seed
- 1 tsp organic coriander
- 1 tsp organic allspice
Here is the zest of one lemon, you want about 5 times that much!
Steps in combining ingredients:
- Line the baking tray with parchment paper and preheat your oven to 180 degrees (or the lowest setting your oven has)
- Zest five organic lemons into a medium bowl.
- Grind your peppercorns up and measure out ⅓ Cup; add to the zest.
- Add the Himalayan Sea Salt, celery seed and mix the ingredients well
- Spread the mixture out on the parchment paper evenly, and pop into the preheated oven.
- Stir well every 15 minutes and repeat until lemon zest is dried and your kitchen is smelling tart and spicy.
- Let it cool down completely before placing in glass containers.
Once your organic lemon pepper cools down, put it in some clear glass jars to highlight your seasoning making skills. Your friends and family will love it!
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