How to Serve An Orange Like in a Japanese Restaurant

A trick I've seen at sushi joints and izakayas

 
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Ryan GoodwinPublished on 49 days ago

I like the idea of taking a simple piece of fruit and prepping it in a way that makes it both more attractive and easier to eat.

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What you will need

1 orange

1 sharp knife

How to cook

1

Slice off ends

Slice about 1/4" round off of each end of the orange. I'm talking about the ends with the dimples here. That's the stem end and it's opposite.

2

Slice in half

Slice the orange in half, parallel to the previous slices. The reason this orange is a little pink is that it's actually a cara cara which is a hybrid between an orange and a grapefruit. They're delicious!

3

Remove the peel

The fancy part! Ideally, you want a sharp knife with a narrow blade. Rest the orange slice on it's skin and slide the knife between the skin and the meat.

4

Close up

Gently roll the orange, while sawing the blade in very short motions to cut away the peel.

5

Place the tips inside the peels

The tips you removed in the first step should now fit neatly in the removed peels, skin-side down, to form a nice base for your orange slices.

6

Finish him!

Quarter the orange rounds, and place them in the peel for display.

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