How To Zest A Lime?

Grated lime zest is best in baking.

  1. Use a fine grater, with small holes.
  2. Hold grater at an angle, and press the lime across it until the colored part of the lime has come off. Don’t get too much of the white portion of the peel because it is bitter.
  3. Continue turning and grating the lime until you have enough.

Place the sharp edges of the peel on one end of the citrus and push slightly into the fruit.

Can I zest a lemon without a zester?

Yes, it’s possible to zest lemon without a zester! If you need shavings of lemon, orange, lime or other citrus peel but don’t have a zester, there are a few other ways to get thin strips of the fruit peel to flavor baked goods, sauces, oils, fish, vegetables, cocktails and other stuff.

How do you zest a lemon with a knife?

  • Cut off one end of the lemon. Place the lemon cut-end down on a cutting board.
  • Carefully cut into the fruit at an angle and remove the bright,yellow peel,avoiding the white pith.
  • Remove any white pith that remains.
  • Optional: If you would like to have smaller pieces of peel,finely chop until your desired size is reached.
  • What can you substitute for lemon or lime zest?

  • ½ tsp. lime extract ($6,Amazon)
  • 2 Tbsp. bottled lime juice ($2,Target)
  • 1 tsp. lemon zest or other citrus zest,if you’ve got it
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