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 Butter

Yield: 16 oz.
Preparation time: 25 minutes
    • 6 oz. unsalted butter, softened
    • 1/4 cup onion, minced
    • 8 oz. The Perfect Purée Roasted Red Pepper,  thawed
    • 1 tsp. The Perfect Purée Lemon Zest,  thawed
    • Juice of 1 lemon
    • Salt and white pepper to taste

1. In a food processor process butter and onion until creamy. Add Roasted Red Pepper puree, Lemon Zest, lemon juice, salt and pepper; cover and process for several minutes until well blended, scraping down sides of bowl frequently.
2. Transfer mixture to small individual dishes; cover and chill until needed. Serve at room temperature.

Serving Suggestion:
Serve this butter with a basket of assorted breads or crackers, dollop over hot steamed vegetables, or shape mixture into a log, chill then slice to serve over grilled fish fillets or steaks.
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