Give your grapefruit, orange, lemon, or lime a next-level presentation with this technique. We break it down in four easy steps.

March 01, 2017
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Sure, you can cut a citrus fruit in half, slice it into segments, and spoon out the juicy parts. But if you want to elevate the presentation or use the fruit in a salad, you'll need to supreme it. Supreming is a technique that removes the membrane from citrus fruit so it can be served in slices. This is a little more time-consuming, but the results -- no rind, no pith, no mess -- are worth it. To supreme a grapefruit, orange, lemon, or lime, follow the steps below.

1. SLICE RIND

Start with a very sharp knife. Trim the fruit's ends; set a flat side on a cutting board.

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2. REMOVE PITH

Slice off the peel and pith in sections, following the shape of the sphere.

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3. SLICE SEGMENTS

Set the fruit on its side. Cut toward the center, along a membrane. Then slice along the adjacent membrane until the cuts meet, releasing the segment. Transfer the segment to a bowl. Repeat.

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4. SQUEEZE JUICE

Hold the membranes over the bowl and squeeze to juice.

Watch, Eat Clean host Shira Bocar will show you how:

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