zest·er | \ˈze-stər \

Definition of zester 

: a small utensil for peeling zest (as of a lemon)

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Never be without the proper kitchen tool again with this handy gadget that includes a grater, zester, cork screw, bottle opener, spoon, three types of knife and more. Sara Kennedy, The Seattle Times, "7 fun additions for your camping kit," 2 July 2018 Zest the lemon with a Microplane grater or zester (no white pith). Domenica Marchetti, charlotteobserver, "These are 4 of the easiest weeknight pastas you’ll ever find | Charlotte Observer," 22 May 2018 Use a lemon zester to grate a few threads right off the root to make a pungent garnish for grilled fish, especially salmon and fresh tuna. The Editors Of Organic Life, Good Housekeeping, "How To Grow And Prepare Horseradish Straight From Your Garden," 10 Aug. 2017 And since citrus fruit is in season, there is no better time to pull out your zester. Darlene Zimmerman, Detroit Free Press, "Healthy Table: Orange zest brightens up crumb cake," 20 Jan. 2018 Microplane grater/zester, $11.95 Health benefit: Adds flavor without adding fat. Newsweek, "Amazing Photos of Bioluminescent Phytoplankton," 14 Mar. 2018 Zesting is easy to do: Leaving the fruit whole, and using a zester or a very fine grater, simply grate the outside peel of the fruit. Bridgette A. Lacy, charlotteobserver, "When the holidays arrive, so will his prize-winning preserves | Charlotte Observer," 12 Dec. 2017 With a Microplane—basically just a very sharp zester with tiny teeth— Alex Delany, Bon Appetit, "How to Mince Garlic Without Actually Mincing Garlic," 29 Aug. 2017 Use a Microplane zester to grate zest of the 2 lemons (no pith) over the fish. Bonnie S. Benwick, sacbee, "Chef manages to keep his cool in meeting our challenge," 25 July 2017

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1967, in the meaning defined above

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