When I was in culinary school, I had to take a knife skills class as one of my first classes. I can tell you that having good knife skills is an amazing tool in and of itself in the kitchen. That being said, I still need a lot of practice in that department. Good knife skills don’t come easy!
One of the first items on our list to cut was cutting oranges supreme style. At first, all I could think was, “what’s the point?” I always grew up eating the white stuff along with the orange and never knew any different.
But once I started really taking notice of individual flavors and textures (thanks to my fabulous culinary teachers), I suddenly understood and appreciated the simple, delicate texture and flavor of a supreme-ly cut orange.
I have a video below that will show you the details if you’ve never done it before. It’s simple once you get the hang of it. But I will say that you do want a nice, sharp knife to get the job done. Otherwise, the whole thing becomes pretty frustrating, pretty fast.
So give it a try. And if you don’t want to be bothered with it, just cut up some oranges and call it a day! But I highly recommend giving it a try. It really does turn a “hearty” meal into something far more delicate and delicious.
Pssst… this would make a great surprise breakfast for Valentine’s Day!
YOU MIGHT ALSO ENJOY:
- ½ cup plain Greek yogurt
- ½ cup Maple Cinnamon Granola
- ½ orange, cut supreme*, and then cut into ½ inch pieces
- Honey to taste
- In a mixing bowl, blend the yogurt and honey until well combined.
- In the serving dish, layer yogurt, granola and oranges, in that order. Repeat until serving dish or glass is full.
- *To supreme an orange: Peel the orange to remove the skin. Once the flesh is exposed, using a sharp knife, slice in between the membrane and the flesh, removing segments of flesh only. The idea is to cut the flesh out and leave the membrane behind. Watch this quick video for more detail.