How to Zest Citrus

Date Added: Jun 2, 2010 Cooking Techniques Culinary skills
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Zest also known as citrus peel, is a food ingredient that is prepared by scraping or cutting from the outer, colorful skin of citrus fruits such as lemon, orange, citron, and lime. Zest is used to add flavor ("Zest") to foods.


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    1. Take your citrus zester and from top to bottom drag your zester applying a little bit of pressure. Two rotations will give you a teaspoon of lemon zest.
    2. Watch video, take your time and pause me if you need to.

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