Zest

Zest is the colorful outer portion of the peel of citrus fruits, but not the bitter white portion beneath it. The zest, rich in fruit oils, is used as a seasoning and often is called grated peel in recipes.

Recipes

  1. Warm Broccoli Salad with Lemon Dressing

    A hint of fresh lemon juice and lemon zest add a subtle yet elegant tang to this springtime full-meal salad fine for lunch or dinner. To make this meal fully health-oriented, serve the salad with bran muffins scented with lemon extract or grated lemon zest , and follow up with a lemon-based dessert ...

  2. Spaghetti Squash with Orange Gremolata

    Gremolata, an Italian condiment made from lemon zest , parsley, and garlic, gets a sweet-and-sour makeover here with orange zest and balsamic vinegar.

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Articles

  1. How to Make Key Lime Pie in the Slow Cooker

    Mon, 28 Apr 2014

    I had a twitter conversation (I know. I think it's a weird way to communicate, too...) with my friend Shirley a few weeks ago about Key Lime Pie. She wondered if I had a crockpot version, and that was pretty much all I needed to go about figuring out a way to make it. This is the recipe that works! It uses sweetened condensed milk, which as we all know, is pretty much the nectar of the gods. Gosh, I love that stuff. The Ingredients serves about 8 if you're disciplined. Otherwise 4. for the crust: 1 cup graham cracker crumbs (I use gluten free) 3 tablespoons melted salted butter 2 tablespoons brown sugar 1/2 teaspoon lime zest for the filling: 2 large egg yolks 1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk 1/2 cup fresh lime juice (about 5 limes) 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice (about 1 1/2 lemons) to put into the crockpot (NOT the batter!!): 1 cup warm water The Directions. Use a 6-quart slow cooker with an inserted 1.5-quart casserole dish ( like a Pyrex or Corningware ).  You are going to use the crcokpot as a bain-marie, or water bath. In a plastic bag, smash up the graham crackers to make crumbs. Mix the crumbs with the butter, brown sugar, and lime zest . Press the crust mixture into the bottom of a casserole dish that you sprayed with cooking spray (I took a picture of the spray, but then forgot to use it. oops.) In a large mixing bowl, use a handheld mixer or a stand mixer to whip the egg yolks, condensed milk, lime juice, and lemon juice together until it's frothy. Pour this evenly over the top of the graham cracker crumbs. Pour 1 cup of warm water into the bottom of your slow cooker insert, then carefully lower in the baking dish, taking care to not slosh water into your pie. Cover, and cook on high for 2 to 3 hours, or until the pie is no longer shiny on the edges and the center has set (poke it with your finger. You shouldn't get a bunch of goop on it). Refrigerate for at least 4 hours (preferably overnight) before serving. If you'd like, you can add a layer of whipped cream on top. The Verdict. Yeah. This is good. I was ecstatic at how limey this turned out, and how nicely the sweetened condensed milk worked and set up beautifully in the slow cooker. I slightly overcooked one of the tester batches, but it still was fantastic -- the color on top just got a bit darker than I wanted it to, but after covering it with whipped cream nobody could tell. Make this! You'll LOVE it!! other totally amazing crockpot desserts: creme brulee oreo cheesecake chocolate mousse tapioca pudding In other news.... I'm working on updating my newsletter. If you are currently subscribed (THANK YOU!) to get emails for new recipes, you will be getting an email from me in the next week or so asking you to confirm that you would still like to be on the list. It would be (very) helpful to me if you clicked on the activation link provided.  If you are not on the mailing list and would like to be, here are all of my subscription options . Thank you in advance for your wonderfulness and support! Also... I've got a giveaway up and running for 5 book bundles of my newest cookbook, 365 Slow Cooker Suppers, and my household organization guide, Totally Together: Shortcuts to an Organized Life . This giveaway will run until April 30, 5pm pacific . Good luck to all!! . . . . Make sure to visit my store page for my books, recommended slow cookers, and other fun slow-cooking stuff. Thank you for your support! --steph

  2. Preserving the Season: Cherry-Lime Jam

    Wed, 30 Jul 2014

    click here for our sweet cherry jam recipe Instead of the teaspoon of lemon peel that the original recipe calls for, I used the zest of one lime. The lime complements the cherries well, brightening up the rich flavor and adding a more mellow tartness than the

  3. Dessert and Dorie Greenspan: Her Perfect Strawberry Shortcake

    Fri, 9 May 2014

    of lemon in my biscuits, so I grate lemon zest over the sugar and use my fingers to blend ..... wildly aromatic. You can do this with any zest or herb; it’s a way to get the oils out of the zest (or herb) and into your dessert and you can do

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Videos

  1. How to Make Broiled Crab Legs

    Wed, 8 Jun 2011

    I'm Miranda with recipe.com and today I'm gonna show you how to make broiled crab legs. Now, this recipe uses lemon zest and fresh basil to make some absolutely delicious, no-fuss crab legs. So we have all of our ingredients laid out here. We

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    you how to make broiled crab legs. Now, this recipe uses lemon zest and fresh basil to make some absolutely delicious, no-fuss crab legs. So we have all of our ingredients laid out here. We
  2. How to Make Basic Roasted Butternut Squash

    Thu, 9 Jun 2011

    Once you know how to make basic roasted butternut squash, you can spice it up almost any way you want—sprinkle it with rosemary and lemon zest , toss in some caramelized shallots, or sprinkle with toasted pine nuts.

  3. How to Make Blueberry Pie

    Thu, 16 Feb 2012

    cornstarch; 2 teaspoons of finely grated lemon zest ; 2 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice ..... add some fresh lemon juice and also lemon zest . This is gonna impart tons and tons of ..... okay, there we go, and as soon as that zest kicks everything, it just kind of hit

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    granulated sugar; 2 tablespoons of cornstarch; 2 teaspoons of finely grated lemon zest ; 2 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice; a pinch of table salt and 4 cups of fresh blueberries that are steamed, rinsed, and
    everything. We'll also gonna add some fresh lemon juice and also lemon zest . This is gonna impart tons and tons of flavor, make sure we get all of that just like so, and then we'll
    easy to do, okay, there we go, and as soon as that zest kicks everything, it just kind of hit on your face beautiful aromas, beautiful blueberries, and there we go. So, that sweet has
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Food Blogs We Love

  1. braised beef over orange zest pappardelle

    Mon, 6 Feb 2012

    How bout them Super Bowl commercials? Pretty great, eh? Almost as great as how much talk there is about them. It must be nice to work for an advertising agency and you just film a dog dancing for 30 seconds and CNN reports it as news. "Wasn't that Pepsi frog funny? You are in the Situation Room." I

  2. Chocolate Mojito Cupcakes

    Tue, 20 May 2014

    and Gardens ' Month of Cakes is a refreshing take on grasshopper cupcakes. Fluffy whipped cream is flavored with mint, lime zest and rum to give rich chocolate cupcakes a Mojito-inspired topping. I love this frosting so much I've even piled it on top

  3. Spicy Hot Glazed Chicken

    Wed, 30 May 2012

    1 t grated lime zest 3 T lime juice 1 t red pepper flakes ½ t hot chili garlic sauce (available ..... market) 4 5 oz. boneless skinless chicken breasts Mix honey, soy, lime zest and juice, and red pepper in a zip loc bag. Add chicken, seal and refrigerate

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