GRAPEFRUIT PEEL STEAK Bistec de Toronja | HARD TIMES - recipes from times of food scarcity


  1. Lorenzo Lopez

    Lorenzo Lopez2 hours ago

    Lol great thing @emmymadeinjapan but you forgot the most important part you had to put the toronja skin in watter and press the water out with your hand and change the water for every time you press the water out with your hand. It takes the bitterness off same thing with dulce de toronja.

  2. irishlostboy

    irishlostboy13 hours ago

    You are hilarious. Love your witty banter. Subscribed to you just for that. heartlifting.

  3. Random Rainbow

    Random RainbowDay ago

    ๐Ÿคค You belched out an entire sentence... I kinda want to unsubscribe so I can subscribe all over again.

  4. Heather Dawn Wheat

    Heather Dawn WheatDay ago

    I would think that You would want to salt that for a while, like bitter melon, then wash the salt off, then season, then fry... The pith is the most bitter part of the grapefruit

  5. YB E

    YB EDay ago

    I know from making citrus peel candies that they need to be soaked in water and the water changed. Maybe soaking in salted water would help.

  6. YB E

    YB EDay ago

    I'm an only child and my teachers said the same thing about talking too much!

  7. Macki Pierce

    Macki Pierce2 days ago

    Hi emma I am going to talk to some of my aunts ( both my parents have passed) Im almost 40 the youngest of 6 and my Dad was born in 1929 They went through some hard times in Texas .The one thing my dad always made from his childhood was fried cornbread and pintos that was something they ate a lot!!

  8. Tigerz

    Tigerz2 days ago

    What if you hate grapefruit?

  9. I_Love_Jacksepticeye2

    I_Love_Jacksepticeye23 days ago

    I love how she had to label the drill so we wouldnโ€™t think it was a dildo lmfao

  10. Andrea Lauderback

    Andrea Lauderback3 days ago

    i bet a little spicy marinara sauce would work.

  11. Laura Armstrong

    Laura Armstrong3 days ago

    Wonder if letting them soak in beef broth might before seasoning and breading would help. Kinda like tofu takes up the flavor of whatever it's cooker in.

  12. brat46

    brat464 days ago

    If you try this again, soak the pith in vinegar for a bit.

  13. janet lavergne

    janet lavergne5 days ago

    I probably would try it with mustard.


    CHUCKIE'S BRIDE5 days ago

    Maybe tried some different kind of seasonings like oregano maybe thyme or something

  15. Gonzalo Saldana

    Gonzalo Saldana5 days ago

    Maybe marinate in a little chicken stock

  16. Mario Nuรฑez

    Mario Nuรฑez5 days ago

    Emmi, I'm Cuban. You missed a crucial step with those grapefruit pith steaks. You had to either boil them and throw away the water 3 times, then bread and fry, or soak them in water overnight. That improves the texture and gets rid of the bitterness. Trust me, it works!

  17. Star Queen

    Star Queen6 days ago

    It looks more like pork chops then steak

  18. xVividTangerine

    xVividTangerine6 days ago

    I wonder if marinating it in an acidic mix would get rid of some of the bitterness?

  19. Tynnon Chow

    Tynnon Chow7 days ago

    one important step is to sock the peel in watar for days, chinese people cook/steam it in ham booth it and pour dry fried shimp egg on it

  20. Chantelle Anderson

    Chantelle Anderson7 days ago

    I love your videos. Very interesting. My one peeve is hearing you eat. Can't you cover or cut the mic while you chew?

  21. BelloLeStrange/CW1990

    BelloLeStrange/CW19908 days ago

    I wonder if leaching would take some of the bitter out with out ruining to much of the texture. It might make them more palatable for those that don't like bitter. I happen to like the piths myself.

  22. BelloLeStrange/CW1990

    BelloLeStrange/CW19908 days ago

    if I watched farther, I'd have known you mentioned leaching lol! Teach me to finish videos before commenting thoughts! lol

  23. Dolores Bell

    Dolores Bell9 days ago

    I just came accross your channel ๐Ÿ˜€ I love it ๐Ÿ˜„โ™ฅ๏ธ๐Ÿ˜„ Thank you for doing this experiment. It was interesting, but I don't know if I want to try it. Lol ๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜€ Anyways thank you. I've also subscribed, so keep them coming.

  24. Kristin Todd

    Kristin Todd9 days ago

    Who else cringed when they saw her season with only salt and pepper ๐Ÿ˜ญ if she had marinated it then it probably wouldโ€™ve tasted exactly like meat

  25. shamapes

    shamapes9 days ago

    I love eating pomelo pith. My dad got me hooked on when I was little. Pomelos have much thicker pith that the normal grapefruit. However- pomelo pith is more bitter. A trick that I have experimented over the years growing up and eating pomelos, especially during the Chinese moon festival- which usually falls during the season of pomelo (well- in Canada anyway)- dry them first and rehydrate; changing the water at least 3X and squeezing in between changes to 'squeeze out the bitterness'. We had found that the longer it remained dry- the less bitter. After boiling the pith and trying it to see it bitter- cut into bit sized pieces and saute with garlic, bacon and soy sauce. I can't recall how my dad created a sauce with it, but the peel would absorb it like a sponge: OH SO GOOD! I have read somewhere- somewhere where they serve dim sum- they have a dish of pomelo pith. If anyone know where and has tried it- let me know

  26. Irishqweenb

    Irishqweenb9 days ago


  27. Sunny Island

    Sunny Island10 days ago

    ....Waiiiit,...I like try already!!

  28. Sunny Island

    Sunny Island10 days ago

    ....grapefruit PEEL steaks?

  29. Yubelka Hernandez

    Yubelka Hernandez10 days ago

    Dominicans make a sweet/candy out of great fruit/orange pith

  30. Phil Lashio

    Phil Lashio10 days ago

    Toronjas in Cuba (at least the ones I have seen used for this are actually pomelos) are different than grapefruit, they are way bigger and much less bitter, they are about 3 times the size of a regular grapefruit.

  31. Chris Churchill

    Chris Churchill11 days ago

    What a ridiculous idea. Anyone with any sense would know this would taste disgusting.

  32. Sarah

    Sarah11 days ago

    Would you please maybe redo this but with marinating it? I feel like it would change it so much

  33. krysdekel

    krysdekel11 days ago

    Fascinating, weird, disturbing... Loved it!

  34. Sunny Island

    Sunny Island12 days ago


  35. isinox

    isinox12 days ago

    "Tonic water without the gin" - :))))))

  36. Jackson Graham

    Jackson Graham12 days ago

    I wonder if you could blanch and shock it to take away the bitterness

  37. D A

    D A15 days ago

    Don't know if this has been said, but soak the pith overnight in cold water and it will take the bitternesss out and also make it more tender. I make grapefuit rind candies, and that's what we do to get the bitterness out.

  38. Johnny Gadget

    Johnny Gadget15 days ago

    I wonder if you can hide the bitterness by marinating it before you cook, maybe with soy sauce or worcheshire sauce?

  39. M. Kenaga Ivy Tech CC

    M. Kenaga Ivy Tech CC16 days ago

    I wonder if you added some chicken bouillon instead of salt if that would help the flavor?

  40. Kiki Lang

    Kiki Lang16 days ago

    Thanks. Bar food? Whats that?

  41. bunny and me

    bunny and me16 days ago

    Yo guys tell me donโ€™t u love being squirted in the face? ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

  42. AmyX

    AmyX16 days ago

    ...I think grapefruit skins probably cost more than actual meat. Grapefruits are what, 2/$5? Beef (or pork anyways) can be purchased for $1.99 on sale.

  43. abingleyboy

    abingleyboy17 days ago

    Am I right in thinking grapefruit is linked with breast cancer in women? I know some pills for blood pressure etc tell you to keep away from grapefruit if you're taking them.

  44. Hanan Elsayed

    Hanan Elsayed17 days ago

    I was a talker as a kid too ๐Ÿ˜†

  45. sicDaVid

    sicDaVid18 days ago

    The bitter may come from the outer skin you neglected to finish cleaning off.

  46. J Greezy

    J Greezy18 days ago

    I'm gonna bread and fry up a gym sock and see how that goes.

  47. Rickhie Brown

    Rickhie Brown9 days ago


  48. Alyssa Hinojosa-Jones

    Alyssa Hinojosa-Jones18 days ago

    This looks like it needs some gravy! Lol

  49. Rickhie Brown

    Rickhie Brown9 days ago


  50. Seung Choe

    Seung Choe19 days ago

    It be cool if you revisited this recipe to try to rework it! Maybe prick it with a fork and try to marinade it in a soy sauce, worchestshire, fish sauce, garlic, sugar marinade to offset some of the bitterness? The idea of using grapefruit skin as an ingredient is just fascinating! Grapefruit and oatmeal breakfast and a grapefruit skin cutlet for dinner? Maybe even as a curry/cutlet dish?!

  51. Kari Gibbons

    Kari Gibbons20 days ago

    Have you considered making a "no food waste" meal series? We are interested in recipes that are zero food waste!

  52. David Wilson

    David Wilson20 days ago

    I kno didnโ€™t Iโ€™m a little late to this video, but maybe you could try marinating it, I imagine since itโ€™s spongy it would absorb it pretty well, and may cut down on the bitterness

  53. LaKellyRey

    LaKellyRey21 day ago

    Huh that' pretty cool ahah, but i can't imagine it having much nutrition ?

  54. Crystal Rose Brock

    Crystal Rose Brock21 day ago

    That belch at the end has me dead! Lol ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

  55. Ronson Peters

    Ronson Peters21 day ago

    I wonder if you marinated the pith before frying!

  56. XpetraXpazlX

    XpetraXpazlX21 day ago

    Should i make this? Or was it bad tasting.

  57. Miss Kelly Renee

    Miss Kelly Renee21 day ago

    The asmr in your videos keep me coming back for more

  58. Akiko Fujishima

    Akiko Fujishima22 days ago

    I'll stick with one of the many Vegan solutions to no meat.. Seitan.. I love you Emmy, but that is really scary.. lol. I love that you explore these things, it saves us timid types the nightmare. :D Nothing wrong with having the gift of the gab.. It makes you more relatable and your channels enjoyable to watch..

  59. Akiko Fujishima

    Akiko Fujishima22 days ago

    Not good for a person on heart medication.. lol. But, if you miss grapefruit juice like my friend did (she takes heart meds), you can enjoy the glitch that I found in the matrix.. Take some Ocean Spray Cran-Mango, put it in your glass, as you would, and then add enough Tropicana Original so it has a similar look to Grapefruit juice.. It doesn't take much of the orange... But, it tastes a heck of a lot like Grapefruit juice... ^_^

  60. Asha Bell

    Asha Bell23 days ago

    Whoa this could be a good alternative to meat for vegetarians and motified for vegans. I think marinating it overnight might help with the bitterness

  61. Oreocremerocks

    Oreocremerocks23 days ago

    A fruit juice reduction, finished with a splash of balsamic and beautiful buttah!??

  62. Mary Koppe

    Mary Koppe23 days ago

    I bet you could put some marinara sauce and a bit of cheese on there.The vegetarians would love it

  63. Cyn Ms

    Cyn Ms24 days ago

    Smart children always talk to much. Every report card said the same thing. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

  64. Sebrina Lee Payne-Biscardi

    Sebrina Lee Payne-Biscardi24 days ago

    That's okay, Emmy, I still talk with myself. . . so there is nothing wrong with you. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  65. Kimchee Fan

    Kimchee Fan24 days ago

    I wonder what it would taste like if you marinated it beforehand.

  66. Scott Sterling

    Scott Sterling24 days ago

    "don't you love being squirted in the face". Emmy 2018

  67. elya foust

    elya foust25 days ago

    Candied citrus peel is amazing! Truly nothing to waste!

  68. AlittleFurther AlmostThere

    AlittleFurther AlmostThere25 days ago

    I would love to see you make Hard Tac from the civil war era and pemmican a native American staple:)

  69. Barbara Ross

    Barbara Ross25 days ago

    Boy, I'll bet that grapefruit was pithed off at being stripped naken like that!!

  70. Emilio Josรฉ Medina Rosado

    Emilio Josรฉ Medina Rosado25 days ago

    Hi lovely girl ! I am in love with your things !

  71. Johnny Cee

    Johnny Cee26 days ago

    SUCH a lovely young lady. I spy a wedding ring. Your husband is the most blessed man under God's Heaven.

  72. Sleeping Witch.

    Sleeping Witch.23 days ago

    Ah yes they have two kids too hope happiness and prosperity is with them at all times

  73. Mary Boggs

    Mary Boggs26 days ago

    Scrape the pith out? Or part of it?

  74. Brad Wolff

    Brad Wolff26 days ago

    Try a brine on it before frying

  75. Ro Xan

    Ro Xan26 days ago

    Vinegar definitely helps

  76. jaylam lau

    jaylam lau26 days ago

    add more salt to cut out the bitter

  77. TheReAlEtty

    TheReAlEtty28 days ago

    " paper toweling " love it๐Ÿ˜

  78. FourG Grafx

    FourG Grafx28 days ago

    this seems to be a good vegan alternative to fried steak. if you can get the bitterness out

  79. Ashmeed Mohammed

    Ashmeed Mohammed28 days ago

    i would cut thsese into sticks and and then fry them

  80. Episode Interactive

    Episode Interactive29 days ago

    Please no more fruit steaks or fried fruit. I tried frying honey melon after I saw your fried water melon video and I think I almost died. It's the worst thing I've ever done, it tasted awful and the texture was awful and I almost died.

  81. La Belle Vie

    La Belle Vie29 days ago

    A Excellent Video.. Highly Recommended.. Thank You Very Much For Sharing.. I Should Think Vegetarians Should Like This Eh?

  82. Namboss Awesome

    Namboss Awesome29 days ago

    If i came home to my wife cooking fruit skins i would instantly send her to the asylum

  83. MissRebekah1974

    MissRebekah197429 days ago

    Try soaking the pyth in some seasoned water, like rosemary and thyme. Put a slightly sweet something like apple juice.

  84. Edukon

    Edukon29 days ago

    Emmy, you should let the toranja's skin seats on salty water for about 30 minutes before fry it. The bitterness would go away.

  85. Bill23799

    Bill23799Month ago

    I would like to see you make a hat out of that. You could call it a.......Pith Helmet. hehe

  86. shenlun

    shenlunMonth ago

    dinner and dessert

  87. Chocolate Dinosaur

    Chocolate DinosaurMonth ago

    Lmao she is hella hyper in this video๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚โค

  88. FreshPrince ofRP

    FreshPrince ofRPMonth ago

    Have you done breadfruit yet?

  89. FreshPrince ofRP

    FreshPrince ofRPMonth ago

    I have a giant grapefruit tree... I cringed and stared out the window at it as I watched this.

  90. jade

    jadeMonth ago

    kinda looks like schnitzel

  91. AnOldFashioned CountryLife

    AnOldFashioned CountryLifeMonth ago

    Can you share the name of the depression era book you mention in this video? Thank you

  92. pSmall360

    pSmall360Month ago

    I bet some msg would give it a great meaty and savoury flavour.

  93. pSmall360

    pSmall360Month ago

    Those were some hard times indeed lol. Man we're so spoiled now, but our food is full of hormones and giving people cancer. So whats worse?

  94. M. A.

    M. A.Month ago

    Bistec is pronounced biss-teh-k

  95. David Cipriano

    David CiprianoMonth ago

    Emmy I just found your channel and I am in love. ๐Ÿ˜ you're definitely my match. I talk to myself a lot as well. Lol

  96. Candace George

    Candace GeorgeMonth ago

    You should try it with an orange , probably will get rid of the bitter problem

  97. Cris LeRoi

    Cris LeRoi14 days ago

    Orange pith isn't as thick. It would be way too thin.

  98. Johnny Johnston

    Johnny JohnstonMonth ago

    The flavor in tonic water comes from quinine!!

  99. elblondie69 falconer

    elblondie69 falconerMonth ago

    Grapefruit and steak madness

  100. yt n

    yt nMonth ago

    what if u marinate it

  101. A You

    A YouMonth ago

    How can you form an army to overthrow your corrupt government if all you eat is grapefruit pith steaks for nourishment? Some one send food to Cuba please.

  102. sir_reginald_knickerbocker

    sir_reginald_knickerbockerMonth ago

    Maybe if you cooked it with a little bit of sugar it would help with the bitterness??

  103. Getonthepeacetrain

    GetonthepeacetrainMonth ago

    You are a wonderful person, very nice

  104. TheBaconBrotato

    TheBaconBrotatoMonth ago

    I wonder if you could marinate the pith in something to counter the bitterness.

  105. dandanthetaximan

    dandanthetaximanMonth ago

    So, bitter, but better than a canned cheeseburger