Orange Zest

The peel of the orange has been used for centuries to flavor foods. Our Sweet Orange Zest is finely minced using only the outer peel of the orange - no bitter pith - and minced with 50% sugar. This 'knuckle saver' ingredient base is every baker's friend! Sweet Orange Zest adds texture and mouth-feel along with natural orange flavor from the oil found in the rind. It offers a more intense orange flavor than orange juice, and makes delicious pastry and cake recipes just a bit more zesty!

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Featured Recipe

Black Currant–Grand Marnier Sauce

Yield: 6 oz.
Preparation time: 20 minutes
    • 8 oz. fresh orange juice
    • 4 oz. demi-glace
    • 3 oz. The Perfect Purée Black Currant,  thawed
    • 2 oz. Grand Marnier or orange liqueur
    • 1 tbsp. The Perfect Purée Orange Zest,  thawed

1. In a saucepot combine orange juice and demi-glace. Simmer until reduced by half.
2. Stir in Black Currant puree, Grand Marnier, and Orange Zest. Simmer mixture, stirring frequently, until reduced by half, about 15 minutes.
3. Strain sauce and pour into a bain marie to hold until serving time.

Serving Suggestion:
The sauce is perfectly designed for roasted, grilled or sautéed poultry, such as duck, chicken, game hens, pheasant, quail, or smoked turkey.
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