Many recipes call for citrus zest to make recipes more flavorful. When making a fragrant citrus scented pound cake, you might use a zester, Microplane grater, or even a box grater, which are excellent choices to get the job done. However, some recipes call for long strips of zest, which can’t be made using any of those utensils.
How to do it? Use a good quality vegetable peeler (the OXO brand is fine), and shave long strips off of the surface of the fruit. Don’t dig in too deeply, which would drag the bitter white pith along with the zest.
After the strips have been removed, they can then be sliced into julienne strips, and used in the appropriate recipe.