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Leftover orange and lemon pulp

ipsedixit Jun 11, 2009 09:18 AM

Is there anything useful a person can do with leftover orange and lemon pulp?

Made a huge batch of fresh squeezed orange juice and lemonade.

Now, I've got a bunch of rinds and pulp from the oranges and lemons.

I know what I'm going to with the rinds, but the pulp ... not so much.



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    alitria RE: ipsedixit Jun 11, 2009 11:02 AM

    Perhaps a salad dressing or marinade for chicken or seafood? Mixed with a simple oil and vinegar base and adding in some herbs would made something with a lot of flavor.

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      hotoynoodle RE: alitria Jun 11, 2009 02:04 PM

      i'd puree them for this to draw out whatever flavor is remaining. unless you're stuck with mostly membrane and pith, which is bitter. that just chuck.

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      lcool RE: ipsedixit Jun 12, 2009 04:09 AM

      I save all citrus and onion family flotsam to stuff up a bird or support fish and chicken parts in the oven/baking pan or stove top simmer
      The current freezer jug has tangerine peels,squeezed lemons and garlic tops,thinking
      rotisserie duck or butterfly leg of lamb

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        ipsedixit RE: lcool Jun 12, 2009 09:27 AM

        That's a freakin great idea. Thanks.

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          lcool RE: ipsedixit Jun 12, 2009 09:35 AM

          you are most welcome
          it will be 3 rotisserie ducks Sunday at this house

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            ipsedixit RE: lcool Jun 12, 2009 09:39 AM

            I might add a twist to this and use the pulp as a "bed" for fish next time I steam some rock cod.

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              lcool RE: ipsedixit Jun 12, 2009 09:42 AM

              tasty and I do like steamed fish

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        meinNYC RE: ipsedixit Jun 12, 2009 09:59 AM

        Before you juice the oranges or lemons or limes, peel them to get the rind off, then you can do candied rind, or add to cakes or muffins if grated.

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