Can you zest a Clementine? I'm making chocolate-orange Madeleines, which I've done before (they're basically amazing), but I don't have any normal oranges on hand and I'm not sure what Clementine zest will taste like.

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hardlikearmour
hardlikearmour February 12, 2011

Yep. Tastes a bit more tangeriny, but similar to orange zest.

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nutcakes
nutcakes February 12, 2011

Yes, use it--it's lovely. Think tangerine zest.

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Savorykitchen
Savorykitchen February 12, 2011

Agree - it's yummy, and to my taste, more interesting than orange. The only thing to watch for when you're zesting is to go lightly and not go too far into the pith. The zesty layer is much thinner and the skin can rip pretty quickly if you're overzealous (voice of experience here).

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cookeatread
cookeatread February 12, 2011

Yup! It's easier to zest cold fruit so you might want to stick them in the fridge first. (It's easier to juice room temperature, though.)

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Merrill Stubbs
Merrill Stubbs February 12, 2011

We did it this week for the clementine pound cake: http://www.food52.com/recipes.... Delicious.

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innoabrd
innoabrd February 13, 2011

Definately, I use it all the time!

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