Smoked Lemon Pepper is a flavorful seasoning blend that adds a unique smokiness and zesty kick to your dishes. This recipe combines the bright citrusy notes of lemons with the bold flavors of tellicherry black peppercorns and Jacobsen Salt Co.'s black garlic sea salt. The process involves smoking lemon zest on a pellet grill and then grinding it along with peppercorns to create a versatile and aromatic spice blend.
Smoked Lemon Pepper
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Prepared with care on a Yoder Smokers YS640S Pellet Grill, this Smoked Lemon Pepper recipe takes your taste buds on a journey. The combination of dehydrated lemon zest, tellicherry black peppercorns, and black garlic sea salt delivers a symphony of flavors that elevate your culinary creations. The smoking process infuses a delightful smokiness, making this seasoning perfect for enhancing meats, veggies, or even a simple bowl of popcorn. Follow the steps to create this artisanal spice blend and bring a burst of citrusy and peppery goodness to your dishes.
- Preheat your Yoder Smokers YS640S Pellet Grill to 225ºF.
- Using a peeler, remove the zest from the lemons in strips. Place on a frogmat. Transfer to the second shelf of the grill.
- Smoke until dehydrated, about 75-90 min.
- Break up the dehydrated lemon zest into a spice grinder and break down to desired consistency.
- Add the peppercorns to the grind and break down to a similar size.
- Combine the ground lemon zest, black pepper and black garlic salt in a bowl and mix well.
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Customization of Flavors:
Making your own spices allows you to customize the flavor profiles according to your preferences. You have control over the ratios of different ingredients, enabling you to tailor the spice blend to suit your taste buds perfectly.
Creating your own spices gives you the power to choose high-quality, fresh ingredients. You can select premium herbs, spices, and salts, ensuring that your spice blends are free from additives, preservatives, or any unwanted fillers.
Freshness and Aroma:
Store-bought spices may lose their freshness over time. When you make your own spices, you can use freshly ground ingredients, preserving the aromatic oils and ensuring a more potent and flavorful end product.
Homemade spice blends allow you to be mindful of your health. You can avoid excessive salt, sugar, or artificial additives commonly found in commercial spice mixes. This gives you the opportunity to create healthier options without compromising on taste.
While initial investment in quality ingredients might seem higher, making your own spices can be cost-effective in the long run. You can buy bulk quantities of spices and herbs, often at a lower price per ounce, and create multiple batches of your favorite blends, saving money compared to purchasing pre-made options.
- Serving Size
- 1 tbsp
- per serving
- .3 grams
- Saturated Fat
- .1 grams
- 0 milligrams
- 1144 milligrams
- 6.6 grams
- 2.5 grams
- .6 grams
- 1 grams