This week’s Must Have Monday is a Microplane Zester!
I bought my microplane zester a few years ago and didn’t realize how much I would use it. In addition to zesting citrus, I use it to grate hard cheeses (pecorino romano and parmigiana- reggiano), ginger or garlic for a salad dressing or stir fry, or chocolate for the topping of a dessert. You will use it more than you think. I promise.
They are available online on Amazon for roughly $12 or at local kitchen supply stores. I believe I bought mine at Macy’s.
You might think you could just use your cheese grater instead, but it doesn’t provide the same texture or size of grate.