I never thought the way I squeeze the juice from the lemon was anything special, but watching so much food shows on TV I noticed no one on TV does it the way I do. The only person that does something similar is Anne Burrell. So I want to share it with you to maybe help you out getting as much juice out of your lemons.
HOW I SQUEEZE THE JUICE OUT OF A LEMON
1 lemon half Fork
- To get the most juice out of your lemon half, I insert the tines of a fork in the lemon pulp and squeeze away.
- I change the positioning of the fork so I can squeeze as much juice as possible out of the half I am working with.
Anne Burrell sticks the tip of a knife inside the pulp, but I think that is a bit dangerous. I was taught to do this when I was little by my dad. So this is a tried and true method that works with all types of lemons. And I’ve noticed that on yellow American lemons, it’s best if you take some of the rind off to make the pith more pliable and helps get more juice out.
Hope this new technique will help you get as much juice out of your lemons as possible. Especially when drizzling lemon juice on food at the table.