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How to Segment Citrus 01:55

Coco Kislinger

Perfectly peeled citrus segments add brightness to any dish, both in flavor and presentation.

How to Segment Citrus 01:55

Coco Kislinger

Perfectly peeled citrus segments add brightness to any dish, both in flavor and presentation.

Easy
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The Steps

  1. 1. Cut off both ends of the fruit. Sit it upright on a cutting board. 00:14

  2. 2. Place the edge of the knife on the top part of the fruit, and guide the knife downwards, between the pith and the meat of the fruit, until the knife reaches the bottom. Continue peeling the fruit with the knife until all the pith is removed. 00:30

  3. 3. Cut along the dividing membrane, as close to the membrane as possible. Cut along the other side of membrane. The citrus segment should come out easily. 01:09

What You'll Need

Equipment

- Paring knife
- Cutting board
- Small bowl (optional)

Ingredients

- Citrus fruit


Chef Notes

Segmenting or “suprêming” citrus removes all the tough and bitter elements of the citrus, leaving a fruit that's sweeter, more tender, and more attractive in appearance.

This skill can be applied to any citrus fruit, including lemons, oranges, limes, and grapefruits. Segmented fruits are excellent in salads, dips, as a garnish, or as snack.

To conserve the juice from the fruit, cut the segments by holding the fruit upright over a bowl. The juice can later be used in a dressing or sauce.

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