Do you have a juicer? It'll take about 1 pound of oranges to produce an 8-oz. glass of juice.
Zest is the colorful outer peel of citrus fruit. It contains fragrant, intensely flavorful oils. It's easiest to remove with a citrus zester or microplane grater, although the fine holes on a grater will work as well. Just be careful not to remove too much of the bitter pith, the white layer between the peel and the fruit. Add chopped citrus zest to:
- Salad dressings
- Sauces for meat, vegetables or desserts
- Cake or muffin batter
- Bread, scone, biscuit or cookie dough