There are a few dishes in the Persian Cuisine where orange peel is used. I love the taste of orange peel, even more so when it is covered in chocolate!!! When cooking with orange peel it is extremely important to remove the bitterness from the peel.

Here is how I sliver orange peel. I take my good and trusted vegetable peeler and go around the oranges and try to remove the peel as thinly as possible leaving behind all the white stuff. Make sure to remove any excess white with your knife. Then sliver the peel.


Place orange peel in a sauce pan cover with a generous amount of water and bring to a boil. Let boil for 10 minutes.


Strain in a colander.  Then once again place in a sauce pan and repeat the two steps above two more times.