How to Maximize Lemon Zest - Rachael Ray Every Day

How to Maximize Lemon Zest

Get the most out of your lemon by maximizing lemon zest!
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"When a recipe calls for lemon juice, don't waste all that great zest! Before I squeeze a lemon, I use a sharp vegetable peeler to remove thin strips of zest. I let the strips air-dry for a day or two, then store them in a jar (at room temp) until I want to crumble them into rice, stews or cooked fruit.

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When I need 'fresh' zest, I just soak the strips in cold water for an hour, and they're as perky as the day I peeled them off."

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