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Candied Citrus Zest

Courses: Sauces

Recipe Ingredients

8 cups 1584g / 55ozSugar
5 cups 1185mlWater
4   Oranges or 3 grapefruits or 8 lemons - zest only, julienne
  Superfine sugar - for sprinkling

Recipe Instructions

In a 2-quart saucepan, combine the sugar and water and bring to a boil, making sure all sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat.

In a large saucepan, combine the zest and enough cold water to cover and bring to a boil. Remove the zest, rinse with cold water and repeat the process 2 more times.

Place the blanched zest in a saucepan and pour the syrup over the zest, adding an extra inch to cover the zest. Bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer and cook until the zest is translucent and tender.

Remove from heat and cool. Drain the syrup and lay the zest out on a cooling rack. Toss in sugar and store in an airtight container.

This recipe yields ?? servings.

MOLTO MARIO with Mario Batali - (Show # MB-2A20) - from the TV FOOD NETWORK


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