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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WHAT'S IN IT   ...

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.

Lemon Pepper makes Greek Lemon Potatoes just sooo delicious.

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These oven-roasted poatoes are not the classic 'crisp on the outside' roast potatoes, they are soft and golden and deliciously tangy - a perfect compliment for roast lamb, chicken and grilled fish.

They're very easy to make (and almost 100% un-mess-up-able!).

Pre-heat the oven to 190℃. Find an oven-proof dish with medium high sides (not a flat baking-tray), big enough for ±1,5kg of potatoes.

Peel and cut 1,5kg of waxy potatoes into boat-shaped wedges and put them into the roasting dish. Try and get the wedges more or less the same size - they'll cook more evenly.

Splash the juice of 1 large lemon (or 2 small ones), and 120ml olive oil over the potatoes. Sprinkle with salt and a generous grinding of Lemon Pepper.

Scatter ±10ml of dried oregano over the top. Toss a few sprigs of fresh thyme into the dish and turn the potatoes a couple of times to coat.

Pour 2 cups of boiling water down the sides of the dish and pop into the hot oven.

After 15 minutes, turn the temperature down to 180℃ and bake for a further hour. Once or twice during the cooking time, baste the potatoes with the liquid in the pan, or jiggle them around a little to pick up some of the liquid. ±20 minutes before the end of cooking time there should be almost no liquid left in the dish.

Just before serving, turn the potatoes out onto a warmed serving dish and finish with a light grinding of Lemon Pepper and possibly a little salt (taste for salt first!).

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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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