Pomelo is the largest citrus fruit that I have seen.
Pomelo fruit has a distinctive sweet-tangy taste that is good eaten raw or added other to dishes. It has a thick outside rind and the individual segments of the Pomelo fruit are covered with a thick, bitter-tasting skin that has to be removed. Some, find this process tricky.
Before you start wash and dry the Pomelo. Then:
- With a sharp pointed tip fruit knife, cut a small ring in the skin at the head of the fruit and remove it.
- Now slice the skin diagonally from the top to the bottom of the fruit, space the cuts about 4 centimeters apart. Try to avoid cutting the inner skin/flesh.
- With your fingers, peel the skin off. Try to remove as much as you can from the white skin cover.
- Utilizing the opening at the top of the fruit, slice the Pomelo open into two parts. Then separate the fruit segments from each other.
- The next step is to remove the skin covering the flesh. This skin thick and tough, so I use a kitchen scissor to cut the top part.
- Now pull the skin down the sides and carefully remove it from the bottom side of the fruit segment. Repeat for all the segments of the fruit.
- Now your Pomelo is ready for consumption, either raw or to include in a dish. Try my Mediterranean Twist Fruit Salad recipe posted on dish-away.
Hope you enjoyed today’s tip: How to Peel a Pomelo. Bon appetite:)
Do you have any interesting Pomelo recipes?