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sectioning citrus

Citrus fruits are a lively addition to all kinds of recipes...I particularly love sectioning grapefruit or oranges and adding them to salads. Tomorrow I plan to post a fig salad recipe that includes grapefruit sections so thought maybe a quick how to might be helpful.


Slice the top and bottom off the fruit so it sits level on a cutting board. Then, carefully follow the shape of the fruit with a sharp knife, removing the peel, pith, and outer membranes. Holding the peeled fruit in your hand, carefully cut the citrus sections out of the inner membranes. Once the sections are all removed you can squeeze the juice from the membranes before discarding them.  The juice can be used in dressings, making them even more flavorful. 

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