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How to Zest a Lime

Juan Daniel

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Wondering the easy way to make lime zest to add tangy flavor to recipes? Here are the BEST methods for how to zest a lime.

Got a recipe that calls for lime zest?

We’re here to help!

Alex and my recipes here at A Couple Cooks often call for citrus zest.

But what’s the best way to get it?

Over the years we’ve discovered the quickest, easiest method!

This method yields fine zest for using in recipes (not cocktail garnishes).

**Want to zest a lime for a cocktail garnish?

Go to How to Make a Lemon Twist.

What does zest of lime mean?

What is zest?

Lime zest is the colored outside portion of the citrus fruit peel.

It’s often used with or without the juice of the lime to add concentrated tangy citrus flavor to recipes.

It can taste even stronger than lime juice, which can sometimes fade away into the flavor or recipes.

Zest can also be used as a substitute for lime juice.

How to zest a lime: the best way

Here’s how to zest a lime: the best way … [ keep reading (and see the full instructions) at A Couple Cooks ]

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One-Pot Spaghetti Carbonara

Campbell Soup Company

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This One-Pot Spaghetti Carbonara makes a simply delicious recipe easier than ever.

Our version of spaghetti carbonara has only 7 ingredients and the pasta cooks right in the sauce.

The rich creaminess comes from cream of chicken soup, so you don’t have to spend time making an egg mixture for the sauce.

Bacon or pancetta adds a smoky note while Parmesan gives a great flavor boost.

This One-Pot Spaghetti Carbonara is perfect comfort food—and ready in only 25 minutes!

[ see the full recipe on the Campbell’s website ]

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This Massive Charcuterie Board is Perfect for Entertaining

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The 24 Best Kitchen Gadgets You Will Actually Use

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There’s an archetype depiction of chefs in TV or movies that’s more idealist than realistic.

They’re often slightly disheveled, and like to show up unannounced to a tense dinner table to serve their what seems like spontaneously made, yet amazingly tasty stir-fry.

Then, the table quarrel stops, and the topic instantly changes to “How did you manage to make this so crunchy?” or “What did you use to cook this?”

The chef smiles, and happily answers with a list of kitchen gadgets that made it all easier.

This type of chef knows exactly what they’re doing.

They know they can make everyone happy with their craft, but they can’t do it without the help of the best kitchen gadgets.

That’s why they stock up on smart must haves—air fryer, sous vide, cast iron skillet, or just a seriously good Japanese knife—to give their meals substance, make them a better cook, and oh, to always … [ keep reading on Esquire ]

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