Citrus Zest Confit

Preparation info
  • Yields approximately

    ½ cup

    • Difficulty


Appears in

By Anthony Bourdain

Published 2004

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  • 1 grapefruit or 2 limes or 2 lemons or 2


With the paring knife, remove the peel from the fruit. Cut away the white pith from the peel and cut the remaining zest into thin strips. (You can also use a canneleur, a tool that makes nice strips of zest.)

Combine the water and sugar in the small pot and bring to a boil. Add the strips of zest and reduce to a simmer. Loosely cover the pot and let the liquid cook until it is re