Skill level


Equipment you will need for this technique

Zester or grater (or vegetable peeler and sharp knife)

Zest is the outer rind of citrus fruit. It contains aromatic essential oils.

-Remove the zest using a potato peeler, grater or zester, depending on how fine you want the zest to be.

-If removing the zest with a potato or vegetable peeler, slice it into long, thin strips with a sharp knife afterwards.