Lemon pepper (also called lemon pepper seasoning) is a
seasoning made from granulated lemon zest and cracked
black peppercorns. The lemon zest is mashed with the
pepper to allow the citrus oil to infuse into the pepper.
This mix is then baked and dried and can be used on
meats (particularly chicken) and pasta, although it was
originally used primarily for fish. It may also be used in
a similar manner to season tofu.
Lemon pepper is generally commercially available in
small jars, although it may also be homemade. Commercially
available lemon pepper may also include smaller amounts of
other ingredients such as salt, sugar, onion, garlic,
citric acid, additional lemon flavor, cayenne pepper, and
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