Lemon Zest

The peel of the lemon has been used for centuries to flavor foods. Our Lemon Zest is finely minced using only the outer peel of the lemon - no bitter pith - mixed with 50% sugar. This 'knuckle saver' ingredient base is every baker's friend! Lemon Zest adds texture and mouth-feel to your desserts, sauces, glazes, and soups, along with natural lemon flavor from the oil found in the rind. It offers a more delicious and intense lemon flavor than lemon juice.

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Featured Recipe

Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

Yield: 12 oz.
Preparation time: 15 minutes
    • 8 oz. The Perfect Purée Roasted Red Pepper,  thawed
    • 4 oz. heavy whipping cream
    • 2 tbsp. onion, minced
    • 2 tbsp. tomato paste
    • 1 tsp. The Perfect Purée Lemon Zest,  thawed
    • Juice of half a lemon
    • 1 tsp. 1 tsp. salt
    • 1/2 tsp. white pepper
    • 1 clove garlic, minced

1. Place all ingredients in the bowl of a food processor. Cover and process until thoroughly blended and smooth.
2. Transfer mixture to a heavy saucepan; cook, stirring constantly over medium heat for about 5 minutes, or until heated through. Season to taste with salt and white pepper. May be made ahead and refrigerated. Reheat to serve.

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