I use plenty of fresh citrus juice in my cooking, preferring it to bottled juice any day.
Warm lemons, limes or oranges for a little while and you’ll find it easier to squeeze them and you’ll get more juice out of the fruits.
Three ways to warm these fruits:
1. If the oven is on I’ll pop a lemon, lime or orange in just for a few minutes to warm it.
2. Put them in the microwave for a few seconds (I don’t have a microwave so you’ll have to figure out just how long to put it in).
3. Put them into a pot of hot water for a few minutes.
Then use a reamer or citrus squeezer to get the juice out.
If using a reamer, do it over a fine mesh strainer sitting in a bowl to catch the seeds.
Using a hand held squeezer will catch the seeds so you can squeeze the citrus right into the sauce/dish/dressing. (Unless you’re like me and you decide to turn it upside down after squeezing the citrus – then you get all those lovely seeds in whatever it is you’re making.)
You’ll be surprised how much more juice will come out of those babies.