How to Make Lemon / Lime / Orange Zest

Recipe by the80srule
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READY IN: 5mins
SERVES: 2
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • You will need a vegetable/potato peeler plus a mini food chopper or spice grinder for this. Blenders also work.
  • Wash your fruit, then make sure it is perfectly dry.
  • Run the peeler down the lemon/lime and make about 8 strips.
  • Cut the strips in half.
  • Put the strips in the chopper/grinder with the sugar and then pulse in the chopper until very fine. If using a blender, use the Liquefy setting for about 15-20 seconds.
  • It's ready to be used in your recipe now!
  • Got dried zest such as dried orange peel, etc? If you're like me and prefer the convenience of dried, here's how to make it close to fresh-- hydrate it with 3 parts water to 1 part peel. and let it stand for 15 minutes prior to using. I think powdered lemon rind works like regular zest and doesn't require rehydration.
  • Please note-- rehydration DOUBLES the dry amount! For instance, if you hydrate 1 Tbsp zest with 3 Tbsp water, you will get 2 Tbsp "freshened" zest.
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