Filleting Oranges, Step by Step Instructions from a Professional Chef with Cooking Videos

Orange fillets
Orange fillets on a plate.

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I would like to show you how to fillet oranges here. These instructions will help you to fillet oranges perfectly and safely.

You have probably asked yourself how to get the most beautiful orange fillets in many a salad recipe or fish, poultry and meat dish. Because fresh orange is sometimes the perfect accompaniment and brings a great flavour component to the plate.

Why fillets? The fibrous white on oranges is firm and tough and also slightly bitter. We don’t want that with our lovingly cooked or prepared food!

That’s why I’ve written down how to make the fillets step by step with photos. I also show you the most important tricks in the cooking video.

Enjoy watching and reading and good luck in your kitchen!

1. Filleting Oranges Photo Instructions

Then you and I will see how you can best get the beautiful fruit fillets. In my practice, the following steps have proven successful:

Prepare orange for peeling
Remove the ends of the orange with a smooth, clean cut.
Orange peel cut guide
After cutting off the ends, you can place the orange on the board and then remove the orange skin with the orange white by cutting along the fruit.
Peel the orange with a knife
Peel the orange with a knife: remove the peel and the white skin by making deft cuts.
Cut out the orange fillet
Aus der geschälten Orange ohne weiße Haut kannst Du die Orangenfilets ausschneiden. Verwende ein sehr scharfes Messer, halte die geschälte Frucht in der Hand über einer Schüssel, schneide zwischen den weißen Fasern die Filets heraus.
Orange without fillet
Carefully and slowly cut the fillets out of the fruit all around. The fibres of the orange fruit remain.
Squeeze orange
Squeeze the remaining fruit without the pulp to obtain orange juice.
Oranges filleted
Oranges filleted lying in the orange juice. Always squeeze out the juice of the remaining fruit.
Orange fillets on kitchen board
Freshly cut orange fillets

2. Peel Oranges and Fillet Oranges Cooking Videos

For your cooking success, I have even prepared two films for you: Peeling oranges and filleting oranges.

Peel Orange Instruction Video:

Orange filleting instruction video:

Our food does not like tough pieces or bitter parts from the orange peel. Only the fine flesh of the orange goes on our plate!

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3. Recipes with Filleted Oranges 

Here you will find recipes that I have already cooked and presented, all of which use orange fillets

Serve the lentil salad with oranges, lamb's lettuce and beetroot
Lentil salad with orange fillets
Recipe image for Christmas starters with shrimp or tofu on a winter salad and wasabi dip
Starter for Christmas with orange fillets
Red wine risotto with a Znader fillet fried until crispy, with orange fillets.
Red wine risotto with pike perch and orange fillets
Blue cabbage-red cabbage-red cabbage arranged
Red cabbage with orange fillets
Radicchio Salad Recipe Image © Thomas Sixt Food Photographer
Radicchio Salad with orange fillets
Princesses muesli with maple syrup yoghurt and fruits Food picture and recipe (c) Thomas Sixt
Muesli with orange fillets
Salad with shrimp recipe picture
Lamb’s lettuce with prawns and orange fillets
Roast goose
Roast goose with orange fillets

The fruity play of orange goes well with many dishes and side dishes. Definitely give it a try!

Says chef Thomas Sixt

4. Frequently asked Questions about Filleting Oranges

I have published an extra article in the Cooking Questions section with the most frequently asked questions about filetting oranges.

5. More cooking tips from the online cooking school