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. Bay Scallop Chowder – Looks Good?

    Fri, 17 Oct 2014

    Every once in a while I make a dish that no matter how great it tastes, I just can’t get past how it looks, and that was the case with this very easy, incredibly delicious scallop chowder.  The main culprit was the caramelization from the bacon and onions, which provided great flavor, but the hue they imparted, along with the pale green celery, and yellow potatoes, made things kind of dingy. I could have browned the scallops first, and gone even further to the dark side, but scallops this small and sweet need to be eaten as soon as they’re cooked, and by the time we reheated them in the soup, they’d be hard, dry, and disappointing. Maybe it’s just me. I hope that’s the case here, otherwise we’re going to need to brainstorm some kind of make-over, because this bowl of chowder is too good not to make. If you do make it, and want a thicker, more traditional chowder base, simply mash some of your potatoes into the mixture. A roux can also be used to tighten things up, but since scallops are so rich, I prefer the lighter texture seen herein. So whether you figure out a way to pretty this up or not, I hope you give it a try soon. Enjoy! Ingredients for 4 portions of Bay Scallop Chowder: 2 tsp olive oil 2 slices bacon 1/2 yellow onion, diced 1 rib celery, diced 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 (8-oz) bottle clam juice 1 cup low sodium chicken broth 1 red Frenso chili, fine dice 1/2 cup cream 1 cup cubed Yukon gold potatoes freshly ground black pepper pinch of cayenne salt to taste 1 tsp fresh lemon zest 1 pound bay scallops 1 tbsp fresh tarragon

  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. 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. 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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