How-to Grate Citrus Fruits

The peel from citrus fruit adds a burst of flavor to recipes and color to garnishes. Citrus peel, also called zest, can be grated into fine shreds with a Microplane grater. For slightly thicker and longer shreds, use the zester; for long, continuous strips, use a stripper. Remove only the colored portion of the peel, not the bitter white pith.