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Old 12-31-2007, 03:54 AM   #1
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Tip for grating orange zest

My mother-in-law passed this tip to me. When you peel an orange, put the peel in a zip-lock bag and store in the freezer. Take out what you need and grate on a micro-plane without thawing. Easy and handy.

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Old 12-31-2007, 08:46 AM   #2
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Thanks for the great idea!
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Old 12-31-2007, 12:23 PM   #3
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Great idea I dont know how many times I needed some orange zest but had no orange.
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Old 01-04-2008, 11:26 AM   #4
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thats such a fab idea i cut my hand over holidays trying to grate some orange zest into my mince pies!
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Old 01-04-2008, 11:38 PM   #5
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I freeze my ginger, too...makes it way easier to grate.
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Old 01-05-2008, 12:35 AM   #6
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Thanks!
I got a microplane for Christmas, and there are oranges on the table.
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Old 01-30-2008, 01:19 PM   #7
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I once watched a chef zest an orange and I quite liked his technique. He lay the peeled skin flat on the board (orange side down, pith up) and slid the knife through it, seperating the zest from the pith in no time. Then after this you could use it however you like, sliced thinly to look almost grated, or however you'd like it!
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Old 01-31-2008, 12:22 AM   #8
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What else can you use as zest aside from lemon, lime, orange.. will any citrus work like a grapefruit?
And can you store any of the rinds in the freezer or does that only work with certain ones?
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Old 02-02-2008, 10:43 AM   #9
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What else can you use as zest aside from lemon, lime, orange.. will any citrus work like a grapefruit?
And can you store any of the rinds in the freezer or does that only work with certain ones?
Any citrus will work Maverick. Pommelo, Ugly Fruit, Tangerine, Clementine...the list goes on.
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