Each time you comment on a new post will give you another chance to win the "Primitive Prairie Church Dolls Roll"! Lemons/Limes are on sale 4 for a $1. What a good buy, but what to do with them all. It isn’t a good buy if you end up throwing some of them out. Well here is the answer to that problem!
2 to 3 lemons or limes
2 tablespoons kosher salt
Preheat the oven to 250 degrees F. Cut the lemons into sixths, lengthwise, sprinkle with the salt and place in a non-corrosive dish (glass is good). Cover the lemons with water and cook in the oven for 3 hours. Allow to cool and then refrigerate. Cook's Note: The lemons can be refrigerated for up to 6 months as long as they are covered and stored in a glass canning jar. HOMEMADE LEMON PEPPER SEASONING MIX
Lemon pepper adds a piquant flavor when used on grilled meats. Commercial lemon-pepper seasoning, available in the spice section of most markets, is enormously popular as a seasoning for chicken and other foods. You can easily make it at home yourself, and the result will taste much bolder and fresher.
1 fresh lemon
2 tsp. whole black peppercorns
THINGS YOU WILL NEED:
Remove the zest from the lemon carefully, using a zesting tool or a vegetable peeler. Remove only the yellow zest and none of the white pith. Mince the zest and place it in a small bowl. Place the peppercorns on a cutting board and crack them by pressing on them with the clean bottom of a heavy pot, or whirl very briefly in a spice grinder - you want them in large pieces. Add the cracked pepper to the zest. Don't forget this key step: Use a wooden spoon or other sturdy tool to mash the cracked pepper and zest together. This helps release the citrus oils in the zest and combine them with the pepper. Spread the zest and pepper on a small baking sheet or piece of foil and place in the oven. If it's a gas oven, leave it in the oven overnight and the pilot light will dry the mixture out. If it's an electric oven, set it to 200 degrees F or so. Pulverize the mixture the next day in a spice grinder or clean coffee grinder. You can also mince it by hand with a knife. It's now ready to sprinkle on chicken, fish and other foods before cooking.
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
2 teaspoons Lemon Pepper Seasoning Mix
6 chicken cutlets
Heat the broiler or grill.
In a low, flat dish stir together the lemon juice, oil and Lemon Pepper Seasoning Mix. Add the chicken breasts, and marinate in the refrigerator for 30 to 45 minutes. Grill over hot coals or broil for 4 minutes on each side, or until done. Serve hot or at room temperature.