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How to Make Lemon Wheels for Garnishes

Instead of lemon wedges, you can garnish with fancy lemon wheels and twists. Here's a step-by-step guide for how to make lemon wheels.

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Instead of lemon wedges, you can garnish with fancy lemon wheels and twists. You'll need an inexpensive grooving knife called a canelle. It’s used on citrus, mushrooms and cucumbers to make decorative channels (canals). With your canelle, cut equally spaced vertical grooves in the lemon—from the top to bottom. Then cut the lemon into ⅛"-¼" slices. You can use the slices as garnish or take it one step further to make lemon twists. Take a wheel and make one cut (rind to center), then twist the ends in opposite directions.

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