Two Ways to Zest a Lemon
Step 1: Use a Rasp Grater
Rub the fruit against a rasp grater, only removing the colored skin and not the white pith, which tends to be very bitter.
Step 2: Use a Citrus Zester
Or, you can also use a citrus zester, which, like a citrus stripper, cuts strips from the rind of citrus fruits. The zester has a cutting edge with holes that pulls across the surface of citrus fruit, making various sized strips of zest, depending on the size of the holes.
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