Jacques Pépin on How to Segment Citrus

Jacques Pepin demonstrates this useful technique.

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1. Using a large grapefruit, begin peeling the skin with a vegetable peeler. Todd Coleman
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2. While rotating the grapefruit, continue peeling the skin in wide strips. Todd Coleman
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3. Cut about one half inch from each end of the fruit, exposing the flesh. Todd Coleman
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4. While rotating the fruit, slice off the remaining peel with its white pith by moving the knife back and forth in a sawing motion. (A serrated knife also works well with this technique.) Todd Coleman
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5.Discard peel or use to make candied peels. Todd Coleman
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6. Holding the grapefruit in your hand, carefully cut each segment away from its membrane. Todd Coleman
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7. Arrange grapefruit slices in a circle on a plate. Serve at room temperature or chilled, with candied peels or ginger ice cream. See all of our Jacques Pepin galleries. Todd Coleman