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.
Peel it, removing as much pith (the white stuff) as possible. Split it in half.
Peel the membrane off of the side of the first segment.
Pop off the segment.
Loosen it from the fibers along the edge gently, so the slice doesn’t break and the fibers don’t get left.
Keep going until you get them all loose and clean.
If you’re having a hard time starting the membranes, pinch them at the center of the segments with your thumb nail.
Don’t forget to run the peels down your disposal to make it smell good.
There you go!