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. Chicken and Olives – Shaken and Stirred

    Thu, 27 Mar 2014

    As I mention in the video, I’ve done almost 1,000 videos, and yet can’t remember ever featuring chicken and olives in one before. Considering how brilliant a combination they are, this is nothing short of astounding. I think there are a few in our famous arroz con pollo recipe , but as far as full co-star billing, this is the first time. Hopefully, it was worth the wait. For that to be the case, you should probably really like, if not love, olives. Their sharp, briny bite is the dominant flavor here, which is why it pairs so well with chicken breast. This one of those dishes where if you tasted the chicken and sauce separately, you probably wouldn’t be very impressed, but together – magic. Any pitted olives will work, but the Kalamata and Castelvetrano varieties are highly recommended. Luckily, most every large grocery now has an olive bar somewhere, so you shouldn’t have too much trouble finding them. Speaking of finding products, you may actually have a harder time locating the Herbs De Provence. We haven’t used this Mediterranean dried-herb blend in a while, and if you can find it, it’s worth picking up a bottle. Trust me, you’ll use the rest this grilling season. If you can’t find any, you can always make your own, and I’ve listed the ingredients below. Anyway, if you’ve been looking for a new chicken recipe, especially one with olives in it, then I hope you give this a try soon. Enjoy! Ingredients: 4 boneless, skin-on chicken breasts salt, pepper, and cayenne to taste 2 tsp Herbs De Provence (the brand I used contained dried chervil, basil, rosemary, tarragon, garlic, lavender, marjoram, savory, thyme, and parsley) 2 tbsp olive oil 1/4 cup sliced shallots 1 cup sliced olives 1 cup chicken broth 1 lemon, juiced 2 tbsp reserved Kalamata olive brine 1/2 tsp cumin zest from one lemon 2 tbsp Italian parsley 2 tbsp cold butter, cut in 4 pieces

  2. Tabouleh Salad: The Perfect Mix of Greens and Grains

    Wed, 23 Apr 2014

    mint , but next time I would definitely add some basil to liven up the mix! For the dressing, I combined lemon juice , lemon zest , olive oil , salt, pepper and a dash of cinnamon and allspice. Because I hadn’t added the garlic or shallots while cooking

  3. Easter Ham for Brunch, Lunch and Dinner

    Tue, 15 Apr 2014

    Apricot Cherry and Peach Pineapple. The Perfect Easter Ham features a single glaze recipe that includes brown sugar, citrus zest and juice, port wine and apricot preserves. For a smaller crowd, consider the classic Brown-Sugar Glazed Ham which uses

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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. 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

  3. Sunflower Tilapia

    Mon, 10 Oct 2011

    1 t grated lemon zest 1/2 c Panko breadcrumbs 3 T unsalted ..... to preheat it. Mix egg, half the lemon zest , salt and pepper in a bowl. Mix breadcrumbs ..... sunflowers and the other half of the lemon zest in another both. Dip fish in egg mix then

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