How To… Supreme a Grapefruit (or any other Citrus Fruit)

I’m much more enthusiastic about a fruit salad in which the citrus fruit is clean morsels or slices, unencumbered by pith or membrane. Delicate, attractive: a sign that you care. Being compulsive or having judgmental guests helps with considering this technique a priority.

Pick a nice heavy grapefruit: that’s a sign of promise.

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Peel it, removing as much pith (the white stuff) as possible. Split it in half.

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Peel the membrane off of the side of the first segment.

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Pop off the segment.

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Loosen it from the fibers along the edge gently, so the slice doesn’t break and the fibers don’t get left.

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Keep going until you get them all loose and clean.

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If you’re having a hard time starting the membranes, pinch them at the center of the segments with your thumb nail.

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Don’t forget to run the peels down your disposal to make it smell good.

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There you go!

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