This is a way to get cute little pieces of fruit without the membrane. It’s usually a technique used for oranges and grapefruit, but it works on all citrus fruits.
- Take an orange and slice the bottom off to make a firm base for it to stand on.
- Cut from top to bottom keeping to the curve of the orange, taking off the skin and the white pith, which is bitter.
- Now the fruit is exposed, hold it in your weaker hand and use a paring knife to cut the segments out – cutting inside the membrane on each side.
- Let the segments drop into a dish.
- Keep turning the orange and cutting out the segments until you’ve finished.