Entree Featured Herbs and Spices

Orange Zest Know Your Herbs and Spices

tropical shrimp kabobs

Orange Zest adds a brightness to any dish where you would use other citrus peel like lemon or lime.

Orange oil is concentrated in the outer peel. A little orange peel goes a long way so use it sparingly.

Avoid using any of the white pulp directly under the skin. This pulp will add a bit of bitterness to your dish.

Orange peel can be frozen and grated as needed.

Orange zest is usually added to marmalade to balance the flavor.


Orange zest pairs well with shrimp and chicken. Try these recipes for a bit of zest in your dinner!

tropical shrimp kabobs orange zest
Tropical Shrimp Kabobs



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Orange Chicken



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