Supreming Oranges!

Well, look at you getting all fancy by reading this post!

Honestly, I had no idea what supreming oranges (or other citrus) was until I took a cooking class.  I didn’t even know there was a term for it. When you supreme citrus fruit, you basically take off the membrane so it can be served in pretty slices.

Here is how:

  • with a paring knife, chop off the top and bottom of an orange
  • slice the skin from the flesh, including all the membrane
  • carefully cut each slice out with the knife by inserting the blade between the flesh and the membrane on each side
  • with your hand, crush (juice) the membrane over a bowl to use later (optional)
  • you should be left with supremed oranges and orange juice. And, flesh and membranes for compost, garbage or whatever!

Supreming Oranges

I’ve mostly used supremed oranges for salads, but feel free to get fancy with them however you like!

Supreming oranges. Now you know!