A question about a recipe: Thai Peanut Butter Cups

I have a question about the ingredient "lime zest, grated" on the recipe "Thai Peanut Butter Cups" from vrunka. Can I substitute lemon zest for lime zest?

Merrill Stubbs
Thai Peanut Butter Cups
Recipe question for: Thai Peanut Butter Cups


HalfPint October 24, 2012
Agree that you can, but I find that the lemon fragrance isn't as assertive as lime or any other citrus, and it tends to get lost in strong flavors like chocolate or peanut butter.
vrunka October 24, 2012
I agree that you can use any citrus zest and it will be tasty, but it will lose its quintessential Thai flavor. But if you try it, let us know how it turned out!
ChefJune October 24, 2012
I'm sure you can substitute any citrus zest for the lime, but won't the dish lose some of its "Thai-ness?"
mrslarkin October 24, 2012
I agree. Any citrus zest would probably work well. Orange and chocolate are a great flavor pairing.
fiveandspice October 24, 2012
I would say you definitely can, but I think orange zest might even be a little better.
Marian B. October 24, 2012
You totally can. The flavor will be a little bit different, but they should still turn out great.
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