Skip Nav
Cooking Basics
The 1 Thing I Learned in Italy That Changed the Way I Cook
Holiday Food
11 Spiked and Spiced Apple Cider Recipes
Cooking Basics
Keep Bread Fresh (Practically) Forever With This Trick

Citrus Juicing Tips

Don't Have a Citrus Juicer? Try Tongs Instead

When a slightly hungover Ming Tsai fixed himself a melon mojito at his cooking seminar in Aspen, Chef Ming also revealed a tip that he'd discovered that weekend.

"One trick I learned from [Chef] Jasper White's prep cook is to use tongs to juice lemons and limes," he revealed, placing half a lemon close to the fulcrum of his stainless steel tongs. He used the tongs to get a better and more powerful grip on the citrus before squeezing.

This tip is a great way to juice without a citrus juicer or reamer, and makes even more use out of those multipurpose kitchen tongs. What's your foolproof method of getting the most juice from citrus?

Carla Hall's Southern Cooking Tips
Brooke Williamson Top Chef Interview
Nashville-Style Hot Chicken
Difference Between Fettuccine and Tagliatelle
From Our Partners
Latest Food
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds