Grating the peel of lemons, oranges, limes and grapefruits produces concentrated flavors that are in the aromatic oils of the fruit’s skin. Just a small amout of zest will liven up cocktails, salads, grilled meat and stews.
Here’s What You Need:
citrus fruit of your choice
One of these zesting tools- vegetable peeler, box grater (the fine side), or microplane grater
Next, Follow These Steps:
Thoroughly wash fruit with soap and water, cleaning and removing the wax coating
Carefully move the fruit across the zester’s plane from top to bottom
Repeat, turning the fruit as you go so that you, only grating each section of peel once, avoiding the white pith.
If you think you’re going to be zeting a lot, invest in a Microplane because their designed with small holes that only zest the peel – not the pith.