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. Duck Rillettes – It Only Tastes Like Duck Butter with Extra Butter

    Tue, 23 Sep 2014

    Duck rillettes is one of the most amazing culinary magic tricks of all time. Even though most of the spread is made up of fairly lean duck meat, by emulsifying in a little butter, duck fat, and duck gelatin, you’ll swear the final product has the fat content of the finest foie gras torchon. By the way, I miss foie gras torchon. The key here is to mash the large chunks of cold duck with the warm duck fat and gelatin. As the meat breaks down, the fat cools and turns the whole bowl into creamy duck spread heaven. Pack it in a crock, keep it sealed with a layer of fat, and you have an incredibly tasty snack that will last long into the winter months. Some chefs prefer to let the duck sit overnight with the rub on, and “potpourri” in, but I skip that step, and instead let the duck cool in it’s own juices after roasting, and then sit overnight in the fridge, to continue developing flavor. Once made, it can be enjoyed right away, but if you can hold off a few days, it will really come into its own. Or eat right away, and in a few days. I know it’s a little early for edible holiday gift ideas, but keep this one in mind. The only problem is, once you’ve given duck rillettes as a gift, you’ll never give a gift as good. Just a little heads-up. That aside, I really hope you give this preserved duck spread a try soon. Enjoy! Ingredients for about 3 cups of Duck Rillettes: 1 whole duck (about 4 1/2 pounds) - For spice rub: 1 1/2 tablespoons kosher salt 2 generous teaspoons fresh ground black pepper 2 teaspoons dried thyme - For the potpourri: 12 cloves garlic six 1/4-inch slices fresh ginger 3 bay leaves peel from 1 orange (only orange parts) 1 generous bunch fresh thyme - Roast duck at 250 F. for about 5-6 hours, or until meat pulls away from the bones To finish: cold pulled duck meat 1 tablespoon Armagnac or cognac or other brandy 2 tablespoons soft unsalted butter 2-3 tablespoons warm duck fat (add as needed) 2 tablespoons warm duck stock 2 teaspoons parsley 1 teaspoons chive 1/2 teaspoon orange zest 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste pinch of cayenne

  2. 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

  3. Snack Time Made Easy: Fruit and Nut Energy Bars

    Thu, 18 Sep 2014

    baked, an extra step well worth your time. Another touch that makes these snacks special is the uplifting addition of lemon zest , which keeps them from being overly sweet or heavy. click here for our fruit and nut energy bars recipe The ingredient list is

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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. 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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