Lets just start this out by saying that I adore lemon pepper seasoning.
Its good on so many things; pasta, carrots, chicken, fish….
Oo! Don’t forget about popcorn, yummy!
But finding a store bought version without loads of nasty junk in it is near impossible. In fact, I had spent so much time looking for a brand without preservatives and god knows what in it that I finally gave up on store bought lemon pepper seasoning.
It’s been on my list of things to try making at home for a long time. The craving for lemon pepper popcorn redoubled after eating some at my mom’s house made with the nasty perservative-and-god-knows-what-laden store bought stuff. Since I’m doing a series of posts focusing on citrus it couldn’t have been a better time to make my own lemon pepper seasoning!
Luckily it isn’t hard to make!
Here’s how to make lemon salt yourself
You can use whatever color of pepper you like, I really want to try it with a nice mixed pepper.
The ratio I used was:
6 Tbs black pepper and 3 Tbs lemon salt
Just mix the lemon salt together with the pepper and magic! You have lemon pepper seasoning!
If you wanted to make a salt free version you could dehydrate lemon zest and use that instead of lemon salt. The method in the lemon salt directions should still apply to just dehydrating zest. You will have to taste test to figure out the right ratio, not that you need an excuse to taste this concoction.
Now just restrain yourself long enough to jar it up before gleefully seasoning whatever it is you have been waiting ever so patiently to season.
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