Saturday, July 12, 2008

Saturday Handy Tip - Getting the Most out of Citrus

I cook often and hate juicing lemons and limes with a passion. I tend to have to press down really hard and rarely get enough juice. Luckily I have a handy trick that makes juicing easier and more productive. 
When you are getting ready to juice the fruit, microwave it for 30 seconds and then roll it on a counter with the heel of your hand, pressing firmly. The fruit will feel much softer. Be sure to cut it in half over a bowl because the juice will likely start coming out as soon as a knife is inserted. 
I find this usually gives me about 25% more juice when I use this method. 

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