With summer in full swing, I’ve noticed a lot of recipes featuring lime zest as a main ingredient.
I hate zesting, so I tend to avoid these recipes. But when they go and add tequila to the mix, I can’t resist.
After I wrote about my zestaphobia, a lot of people left comments telling me to get a microplane zester. So when it came time to make the tequila lime chicken recipe from Cooking Light magazine, I finally listened.
My hatred of zesting comes from the intense fear that I’m going to grate off some part of my skin (as I’ve done before). Everyone swore that a microplane grater would solve my problem. I was excited to report back and tell everyone they were right, that the microplane grater changed my life and I was going to start sharing a lot more citrusy recipes.
I swiped the first lime twice on the grater…and on the third swipe, took a large chunk out of my thumbnail.
So…that was that.
Anyway, grab the tequila-glazed grilled chicken thigh recipe whether or not you have a microplane zester. They are sweet, spicy, perfectly sticky, and just so yummy.
Unlike the margarita ice cream sandwiches, these actually include the hard stuff.
Your thumbnail will grow back.