How To: Skin and Cut Citrus into Pith and Membrane Free Segments

Skin and Cut Citrus into Pith and Membrane Free Segments

Cutting up an orange or a lemon seems pretty easy. You just take it out, cut off the ends (if you're working with a lemon), and slice it up, right? Wrong. If you want to create a professional presentation for your citrus fruits, there's a very specific way for peeling and cutting a fruit so that you create pith- and membrane-free segments.

The membrane is the part of a citrus fruit that's sort of the adhesive for the actual juicy fruit itself, holding each orange slice together. Most people don't like the taste of the membrane because it's papery.

Check out this video to learn how to prepare the most succulent citrus fruits.

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