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. Blueberry Muffin Quick Bread

    Thu, 28 May 2015

    slice as breakfast, dessert, or as an afternoon snack. To make sure each slice is far from bland, I like to add both lemon zest and a little lemon juice to perk up the batter. The hint of lemon brightens the flavor and helps accentuate the blueberries

  2. Pork Osso Buco – Keeping it Real without Veal

    Wed, 2 Nov 2016

    I’ve never shared the same love for veal osso buco that most of my fellow Italian food fans profess, and it’s been the source of a fair amount of introspection. Was there something wrong with me? It’s a sticky, succulent shank, braised until fork tender; what’s not to like? Then I made it with pork, and figured it out. It comes out too good with the veal shank. Because of their massive quantities of connective tissue, the sauce veal shanks produce is rich, sticky, and sweet; which I personally find overpowering. It’s great for a few bites, but then I’m over it, quickly. On the other hand, pork shank isn’t quite as rich, and gelatinous, and I personally enjoy it much better.   For some of the same reasons, I don’t generally reduce the sauce too much. It’s not supposed to be a very thick sauce, and I’m generally happy to get to the coats-the-back-of-a-spoon stage. Anyway, whether you use veal or pork, I hope you give this a try soon. Enjoy! Ingredients for 6 portions: six thick-cut pork shank sections salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 tablespoon butter 1 large yellow onion, diced 1 large carrot, diced 2 ribs celery, diced 1/4 cup tomato paste 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1 cup white wine 2 cups chicken broth 1 bay leaf 1/8 teaspoon ground clove, or *one whole clove 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme 1/2 teaspoon dried Rosemary freshly chopped Italian parsley and freshly grated lemon zest for the tops * if using whole clove, tie in some cheese cloth, along with the bay leaf and other herbs to create a “ bouquet garni.”

  3. Fresh Lemon Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

    Thu, 24 Mar 2016

    of half of a lemon 2 tablespoons lemon zest I recipe Cream Cheese Frosting Blackberries ..... Add egg, egg yolks, vanilla, lemon zest and the lemon juice; beat until combined ..... teaspoon vanilla, and 1 tablespoon lemon zest until smooth and creamy. Spread onto cupcakes

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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. 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

  3. Tomatoes and Orzo

    Sat, 7 Apr 2012

    The lemon and lemon zest are what make this dish so special – it is unexpected paired with pasta but once you taste it, you definitely want more. And

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