Monday, November 27, 2006
Cooking essentials- microplane zester/grater
I LOVE my Microplane!!!!! I use it for everything from fresh ginger, to hard cheese like Parmesan, to zesting an orange, lemon or lime!!!
According to the Microplane website, "originally a woodworking tool, this best seller grates even the hardest Parmesan Reggiano as well as other hard cheeses into fine lacy wisps. Ideal for topping your favorite spaghetti and meatballs or a Caesar salad. It’s also wonderful for effortless citrus zesting to add natural flavors to a lemon crème brulee or a basic vinaigrette."
I used to attempt to use my box grater on the "small" holes to zest citrus fruit, but the zest would always come out too large. This microplane does the job quickly and creates a small, fine zest!! Also, it is much quicker to pull this out when a recipe calls for fresh ginger then to chop it by hand. I LOVE my microplane and cannot recommend it enough to others!!