Okay I admit it, I really like grapefruit now! I feel like I deserve one of the “I’ve Tried Something New” stickers Jamie Oliver hands out to kids in this week’s episode of his new show.
I don’t know if I’m fending off scurvy or what, but I have been snarfing down the citrus fruits this week.
If you take a segment of citrus fruit and peel off all the white stuff (pith and skin), that is the bitter stuff. What you’re left with is called a “supreme.” This by the way is the deal with canned mandarin orange slices – they have been “supremed.”
It turns out that when you slice a grapefruit in half and eat it with a wee little spoon, you’re basically supreming the fruit from the inside out. I also discovered that my silverware set came with four wee little spoons, which are perfect for this purpose.
But I must warn you against pomelos. Even supremed and dosed with sugar, they are still very very sour. They smell nice, but do not taste good AT ALL.