what is an Ornage zest!!?

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  1. smo

    smo

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    Can anybody tell me what an Orange zest is? actually is it the same as the Orange peel, or something different? thanks

    Andy
     
  2. cape chef

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    The zest of the orange comes from the peel as you suggested.
    When you peel the skin there is a white underside of the peel, This is called the "pith" You want to run a pairing knife to remove this,it is bitter. The zest of an orange has very fragret oils that lend themselves to many preparations
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  3. mudbug

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    Look here for Step-by-Step Instructions on how to zest citrus.

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    If you would like to view free videos on methods of zesting, go here and look under Fruits and Vegetables There are four free videos you can view.

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    :)