Techniques – How to Make Citrus Supremes

So what IS a citrus supreme? Basically, it is a segment of a citrus fruit with all the rind, pith, and membranes removed… They are delicious, impressive, and EASY to make!

To start, you need a sharp paring knife, a cutting board, a bowl and citrus fruit.

Tools - You need a sharp paring knife, a cutting board, a bowl and citrus fruit.First, cut off the base of the citrus fruit, exposing the flesh completely. Then, cut off the other end of the fruit also down to the flesh. *This orange had a navel on one end and dry flesh on the other, so the ends I took off were larger than normal.

Cut off the other end of the fruit down to the flesh.

Separate the meat from the tough bitter skin and pith by cutting downward with the knife from the top of the fruit the bottom using a slightly curved motion. Once all the rind and pith has been removed – you are ready to cut the supremes!

Separate the meat from the tough bitter skin and pith by cutting downward with the knife from the top of the fruit the bottom. All the rind and pith have been removed - you are ready to cut supremes!

Carefully separate a one side of a citrus segment from the membranes that connect them. Then, separate the other side of the citrus segment from the membrane.

Carefully separate a one side of a citrus segment from the membranes that connect them. Separate the other side of the citrus segment from the membrane.

You have your first Supreme! Repeat above steps until all the juicy segments have been liberated.

This is the first supreme. Repeat steps 6 and 7 until all the segments have been liberated. Finished product.

Don’t waste the juice that remains in the fruit that is still attached to the membranes. Place the supremes in a bowl and squeeze the juice out of the remainder of the citrus fruit.

Don't waste the juice that remains in the fruit still attached to the membranes. Place the supremes in a bowl and squeeze the juice out of the remainder of the citrus fruit.  Enjoy supremes on their own or in a salad etc.

Enjoy supremes on their own or in a salad:

Click HERE for recipe idea. ENJOY!

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