I previously posted that I found a giant lovely Pomelo at my local asian market. Last night I was able to experience the pomelo first hand.
I sliced it, and found some serious pith. Look at that pith! When I ate my first pomelo slice, I knew that sometimes the simplest recipe can be the most delicious. I decided to make pomelo juice.
I didn’t realize what I was getting myself into, as I started to peel away the enormous pith. After peeling away the pith I then found each segment of the fruit is covered in what felt like fish scales. It was a fascinating culinary experience. This fruit was so strange, and so wonderful at the same time.
This is not your ordinary citrus fruit. You’re just going to have to get one to understand what I mean.
I decided to make this juicy pomelo juice in the blender, using the Vita-Mix. Here is the pomelo, about to be blended:
Isn’t the color pretty?
I blended it on high for about 30-45 seconds, and added a few ice cubes. Then I poured the mixture into glasses. After Justin and I tried the juice, we realized that the pulp had not blended as well as we would have liked. I have made orange juice in the VitaMix using the same process, but I think the pulp is smoother in oranges. I decided to strain the pulp slightly using one of our medium mesh strainers. It helped immensely, and that is when we really enjoyed the pomelo juice.
The pomelo juice tasted like the sweetest grapefruit I have ever had. It was a mellow grapefruit flavor, with a hint of sweetness, and a balance of tartness.
I will definitely make pomelo juice again. It was delicious!
If you’re at an asian market and you see a pomelo, be daring! Try it! You might like it!
p.s. The pomelo is sometimes known as the shaddock, the jabong, or pummelo. So if you see it labeled as something else, it most likely is a pomelo!