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Lemon Pepper Seasoning

Lemon Pepper Seasoning

Lemon pepper (also called Lemon Pepper Seasoning)

Lemon pepper (also called Lemon Pepper Seasoning) is black pepper permeated with lemon. Minced lemon zest is mashed with cracked peppercorns to allow the citrus oil to infuse the pepper, the mixture is then dried and ground into a powder.

Lemon Pepper is a great compliment to meats, chicken, fish and pasta.

Lemon Pepper can be used as an acceptable substitute for Szechuan Peppercorns in Chinese Five-spice seasoning.

Lemon Pepper Recipe

Lemon Pepper Seasoning



  • 1 Large Lemon
  • 2 tablespoons Black Peppercorns


  1. Using a zesting tool or a vegetable peeler, carefully remove only the yellow zest and none of the white pith from the lemon.
  2. Mince the zest and place it in a small bowl.
  3. Crack the peppercorns (into large pieces) by placing the peppercorns on a cutting board, cover with plastic wrap or wax paper and gently press them with the bottom of a clean heavy pot. (or pulse in a spice grinder into large pieces)
  4. Add the cracked pepper to the zest.
  5. Important: Use a wooden spoon or other sturdy tool to mash the cracked pepper and zest together to release the citrus oils in the zest and combine them with the pepper.
  6. Spread the zest and pepper on a small baking sheet covered with foil and place in warm oven overnight.
    (approximately - 200 degrees F).
  7. When completely dry - In a spice grinder or with a mortar and pestle, combine the zest and pepper blend and grind until mixture becomes a fine powder.
    (This may be done in small batches.)

(Store in an airtight container for up to 6 months.)