Living in Alaska, we are fortunate to be able to fish for red, silver and king salmon, as well as halibut. I love fish, but I never buy it in the store, we catch our own.
Every year a group of about 30 of our friends get together on the Kasilof River and we marathon fish for silver salmon. We each pitch in, some go out in the boat, some clean the fish, and others stay back at camp and get the meals ready for when the hungry fishermen (and women) return.
We always take down our motorhome, and one of the staples in my spice rack is Schilling Lemon & Pepper Seasoning.
This comes in the typical spice sized container, with 2.5 ounces of Lemon Pepper seasoning. It has a green lid and a white label, picturing fresh lemons on the front.
The lid has holes that allows you to shake this directly onto your food, much like using salt and pepper.
After our first trip to the Kasilof, we had to make a trip into town (a good 30 miles away) to pick up lemon and pepper seasoning. Everyone kept knocking on our motorhome door asking “do you have lemon pepper seasoning?” Now it is a staple in my motorhome kitchen!
When this is sprinkled onto fresh salmon, you don’t even need much else. Of course it’s always better with butter, what isn’t. But when we have a fire going, we lay some heavy duty tinfoil onto the grate, lay our salmon fillets on the foil, and sprinkle liberally with Schilling Lemon Pepper Seasoning.
With all the people we are feeding, and an abundance of fresh salmon at our disposal, we sometimes use up almost the entire 2.5 ounce container! I don’t think there is a single person who doesn’t love this on their salmon.
It’s not too hot, and the lemon flavor is just perfect. It’s tasty enough that I like to use this alone, without any salt, which isn’t good for us anyway. I love this on any kind of fish, but especially on salmon and halibut. It adds a complimentary flavor to the fish, and doesn’t overpower the flavor. Fresh salmon is very mild tasting, much better than what you get in the stores, and it’s a fish that can take a lot of different seasonings.
You can use lemon pepper seasoning on chicken, beef and even salads and vegetables, but I like it best on seafood. This 2.5 ounce container is the perfect size. I have purchased lemon pepper seasoning in the large restaurant size by Durkee, and while it is just as tasty, I have problems with it caking up and getting hard when I store it in the motorhome. The Schilling doesn’t do that, it has added calcium stearate to keep the spices flowing free amd caldium silicate is added to prevent caking as well. Every summer I depend on Schilling Lemon Pepper Seasoning, and so do about 28 other people!
Schilling Lemon Pepper Seasoning retails for around $3.00.
Salt, Black Pepper, Citric Acid, Onion, Sugar, Garlic, Calcium Stearate and Calcium Silicate, Celery Seed, Lemon Oil, FD&C yellow #5.