Today's word is zest. My thesaurus shows synonyms such as relish, spice, tang, flavor, seasoning, savor, twang, zing, and zip. There are more but you get the idea. Do you notice that any of these words can be equally applied to food and to life?
Let's stick to the food meanings today and talk about lemon zest.
When it comes to using lemon zest, you should always choose organic lemons. Pesticides and other nasty stuff are deposited on the skin of the fruit and you don't want that in you food.
Using a fine grater, shred only the yellow skin of the fruit, not the white pith. You can dry the zest and keep it in a jar to use later, or you can use it fresh to add to dishes or as a colourful garnish.
Lemon zest can be used in savory dishes like pasta, chicken, or roasted vegetables. It also adds extra zing to desserts and ice cream. As a garnish you can't beat the sunshine yellow of a sprinkling of lemon zest. Try it today then leave a comment and let us know how you use lemon zest.
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