In a nutshell: Lemon pepper blend is ideal for seafood, fish, salad dressings, grilled chicken and try grinding a little over a lemon tart for some surprising added flavour.
This lemon pepper melange is a zesty combination of black and green peppercorns with Sichuan pepper, Thai lemongrass and the citrusy Andaliman from Sumatra. The aromatic Lemon Pepper Blend was born from Épices de Cru's Ethné de Vienne’s obsession with the Andaliman pepper. The bold and pronounced citrus flavour of Andaliman together with its tongue-numbing capacities combine beautifully with the green and black peppers as well as the Sichuan peppercorns and lemongrass. Lemon pepper blend is ideal for seafood, fish, salad dressings, grilled chicken and duck breast. Try grinding a little over a lemon tart for some surprising results or a chicken before roasting and simple lamb chops.
About Épices de Cru
Épices de Cru began in 1982 as a catering partnership between Philippe and Ethné de Vienne. Their mission was a kind of “cooking pot anthropology:” learning the secrets of family cooking around the world and applying these techniques to the needs of hungry Montrealers. The secret, they learned, was spices. Over the last two decades, Philippe and Ethné have searched for the world’s best spices, accompanied by their children, Marika and Arik. The de Viennes believe in direct sourcing spices: visiting growing regions, spending time with growers, and developing personal relationships that last decades. In 2004, they officially opened their first spice shop in Montreal’s fantastic Jean Talon market– it’s since become a mecca for foodies from all over the world. I first visited in 2008 and have been buying and using their spices on a regular basis ever since that first exciting visit. They steadfastly maintain that they do nothing original, only facilitating the exchange of culinary common sense from one place to another. But, what they do is simply quite brilliant - by providing us with the finest quality ingredients, and their superb spice mixes, we can all experiment with unusual spices and recreate delicious recipes from around the world.