This is very easy, versatile, and yummy way to add fresher flavor to your chicken or fish! You can use any citrus fruit to make this seasoning, depending on what flavors you want to highlight. If you are using this recipe to make the Citrus Pepper Chicken for my fabulous Citrus-Avocado Salad, use lime, orange or grapefruit—as those are the other flavors in the dish. If making this to use in a different chicken or fish dish with veggies, lemon would be great—especially if cooked with garlic as well!
1 citrus fruit of choice (use a whole lemon, lime, or small orange. Use ½ a grapefruit)
2 teaspoons (or so) of salt
Take a microplane zester, and zest the fruit in a small bowl—make sure you don’t zest the bitter white part of the fruit, only the colorful zest. Then, add salt 1 tablespoon at a time and stir with the end of a fork. You don’t want the citrus salt to be wet—you want it to be fully absorbed with the salt, with a little salt left in the bowl that is not absorbed. This is the best way that I’ve done it, but you can play around with it! You might use less or more zest, and less or more salt.