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

Pink Guava Buerre Blanc

Yield: 10 - 12 oz.
Preparation time: 10 minutes
    • 4 oz. dry white wine
    • 2 large shallots, minced
    • 4 oz. The Perfect Purée Pink Guava,  thawed
    • 1 tsp. The Perfect Purée Lemon Zest,  thawed
    • 8 oz. cold butter, cubed
    • Salt to taste
    • White pepper to taste

1. Combine the white wine, shallot, Pink Guava puree and Lemon Zest puree in a 1 qt. saucepan. Bring the pan to a simmer and cook for 5 minutes, or until the mixture is reduced to 1/4 cup. Remove the pan from heat and allow it to cool to 140° F.
2. Over very low heat, whisk the butter into the reduction one ounce at a time to form a stable emulsion.
3. Remove the pan from heat, season with salt and white pepper to taste.
4. Keep the sauce warm in a bain marie until service.

Serving Suggestion:
This sauce is best paired with fish and shellfish.
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