Lemon-Pepper Slather

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 15 min
  • Prep: 5 min
  • Inactive: 10 min
  • Yield: 2/3 cup
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Ingredients

1 teaspoon white peppercorns

1 1/2 teaspoons coarse sea salt

1 teaspoon sugar

1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil

1/4 cup finely grated lemon zest (from 4 large lemons)

2 cloves garlic, smashed

Directions

  1. Pulse the peppercorns in a spice grinder until coarsely ground. Add the salt and sugar and pulse a few more times. Transfer to a bowl and stir in the olive oil, lemon zest, and garlic. Microwave until hot but not boiling, about 45 seconds. Let cool.

Cook’s Note

This rub, inspired by jarred lemon-pepper seasoning but oh-so-much fresher, is incredibly versatile. We love the bright flavor it gives to fish, chicken, and vegetables. It will keep, covered and refrigerated, for a couple of weeks.

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