I learned to section citrus in Culinary school, therefore, this is a skill that I paid a lot of money for. In those days, we didn’t have YouTube. Sad.
Sectioning citrus is, indeed, a really cool skill to have. Please check out this video and try it for yourself. I learned how to add music to my videos. Tell me what you think!
Here are some ideas on how to apply your new skill!
BREAKFAST: If you want to impress your Valentine, present them with a nice little plate of orange and grapefruit sections. Sprinkle with pomegranite seeds for added romance.
SALADS: Orange sections are a beautiful, tasty and elegant addition to a salad. I sometimes add orange slices to my avocado salad, click here for that recipe. Orange goes beautifully with spinach, arugula, watercress, maché and the list goes on.
VINAIGRETTES: The juice that you reserve in a bowl after you have sectioned your orange is a great in a salad dressing. I use it instead of vinegar and if you need a little more tang, you can add a teaspoon of red wine vinegar.
2 T EVOO
2 T Orange Juice or Lime juice
1 small shallot minced very finely
1 t Dijon mustard
1 t honey (preferably raw)
Sea Salt and freshly ground Pepper to taste
(taste and add 1 t red wine vinager if you need more zing)