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Old 11-13-2012, 05:42 PM   #1
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Oranges, lemons, limes

HI - this is my first post and I hope I'm doing it right. This is my question:
I read somewhere that restaurants don't throw away any citrus. They freeze it and then grate it in the frozen state into whatever foods they want to enhance. I wondered if anyone has tried this and if it works - in short, if there is any merit in this?

I look forward to any replies - thanks - Judy

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Old 11-13-2012, 05:59 PM   #2
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Welcome to DC.

I have no clue what restaurants do. However, grated citrus zest and/or juice does enhance certain dishes. I doesn't have to be frozen first.
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Old 11-13-2012, 06:02 PM   #3
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Welcome to DC! I have no idea what they do either, but both juice and zest freeze nicely.
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Old 11-13-2012, 11:38 PM   #4
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I freeze lemon slices and put them in my iced tea!
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Old 11-14-2012, 12:21 AM   #5
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Hello and welcome to DC
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Old 11-15-2012, 12:19 AM   #6
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Hi Judy,
Welcome to DC.

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Old 11-15-2012, 12:28 AM   #7
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I use grated and/or chopped citrus skins and pulp all the time. I use so much citrus I throw most of it away, just too much to use productively. My best is chopping lime skins/pulp into small pieces, then add that to chopped cucumber, Asian fish sauce, and their orange/garlic sauce you can buy in big bottles in Asian markets for less than $2. Then add all I said to lime juice, serve it with your egg rolls, wontons, fried shrimp, anything that needs a piquant sauce. (A piquant sauce that doesn't fall in the Latino spectrum, plenty of good sauces there too--salsas.
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