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Lemon-Pepper Seasoning Salt

Make your own Lemon-Pepper Seasoning Salt by roasting leftover citrus peels, grinding them, and then mixing with kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper. Season fish, meat, or vegetables with Lemon-Pepper Seasoning Salt.

Southern Living FEBRUARY 2014

  • Yield: Makes 3 Tbsp.
  • Total:2 Hours, 5 Minutes


  • 8 lemons (or 4 oranges or 12 clementines)
  • Parchment paper
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper


Preheat oven to 225°. Remove peels in strips from lemons (or oranges or clementines) using a vegetable peeler. Place peels, pith sides up, in a single layer on a parchment paper-lined jelly-roll pan. Bake 1 hour and 30 minutes to 1 hour and 45 minutes or until dried and fragrant; cool completely. Grind to a coarse powder in a spice grinder or mortar and pestle. Stir together 2 Tbsp. ground roasted citrus peels, kosher salt, and freshly ground black pepper in a small bowl. Store in an airtight container up to 2 months. Use to season fish, meat, or vegetables before, during, or after cooking.


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