INSPIRATIONS & IDEAS
Lemon Pepper

Our Lemon Pepper is also known as "Friendship Spice".
The story goes that one should only serve it to guests you would like to see again soon, and often. Some say it even helped to soften up hostile in-laws...


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Ingredients:Black pepper, salt, garlic, lemon peel, orange peel, chives, lemon flavour, natural orange oil.

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Add Lemon Pepper to layer in extra depth for a stunning lemon butter sauce for white fish with boiled potatoes and green beans.

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Lemon Pepper is very good with root vegetables - add a grinding just before serving - the little pops of citrus can be just what a carrot or parsnip needs.

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Lemon Pepper is an excellent condiment to choose for a light chicken salad. White meat and gentle greens respond really well to the light and lively lemony pepperness.

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Making a fresh, mostly green and herb salad? Pre-dress it with a light grinding of Lemon Pepper - it seems to bring out the best in all the salad ingredients. Then, for good measure - add a generous grinding to the vinaigrette dressing - creates a fascinating flavour echo people will love (without knowing what it is they love!).

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There is a dressing we make for rare, flame-grilled steak that might have started as a Fiorentina - but over the years it has expanded and now, who knows what it should be called.

Start with a generous puddle (±100ml) of really good quality olive oil and heat it gently to about 80°C. Add a clove or two of crushed, fresh garlic and let it simmer for a minute or two. Add about 1 tsp crushed pickled green peppercorns, 2 tsp of tiny capers, a generous grinding of Lemon Pepper and a few sprigs of tender fresh rosemary. Allow the oil to heat to about 60°, cover the pan and remove from the heat. Let it sit and steep in a warm place until it is needed. Remove the sprigs of rosemary before serving.

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Possibly the question we get asked most often, is about green vegetables. Lemon Pepper, mixed into a bit of Smoked Olive oil and a little pat of melted butter is the 'saviour' dressing for most green vegies - including the humble green bean!

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Lemon Pepper is versatile. It works best when it is added at the end of the cooking process and a few minutes before serving - it needs a little time to find its feet. Some super-fans keep it right on the table - it is their every day, go-to condiment of choice.

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