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Jun 11, 2009 09:18 AM

Leftover orange and lemon pulp

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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  1. 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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    1. re: alitria

      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.

    2. 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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      1. re: lcool

        That's a freakin great idea. Thanks.

        1. re: ipsedixit

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

          1. re: lcool

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

            1. re: ipsedixit

              tasty and I do like steamed fish

      2. 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.