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


  1. Faun Solo

    Faun Solo10 hours ago

    Marinate it next time, might be better!

  2. HeidiCakesASMR

    HeidiCakesASMR17 hours ago

    Great ideas for vegetarians

  3. TheUptownGrrl

    TheUptownGrrl22 hours ago

    I got the same remarks on my report card lolll

  4. Rory Main

    Rory Main2 days ago

    You look so lovely i will suck your armpits

  5. Dead Eyed Demon

    Dead Eyed Demon2 days ago

    Make human steaks, like the many times of famine for Russians and Chinese, whom usually devolved to cannibalism. Here's a couple of recipes:

  6. Lloyd Hinton

    Lloyd Hinton3 days ago

    your great i love you thank you

  7. meltig2012

    meltig20124 days ago

    Ketchup goes with everything

  8. Ky Walker

    Ky Walker4 days ago

    Can you do this with orange peal?

  9. Dyana Prabhandhari

    Dyana Prabhandhari4 days ago

    I assume you probably can remove the bitterness by salting them over night over a stainer and a bowl. There will be an excess liquid coming out and try to message them just like how you would do it with bitter melon. I assume tho

  10. Sammy Cole

    Sammy Cole5 days ago

    Vegan steak 🥩

  11. Phoxie Katte

    Phoxie Katte5 days ago


  12. Briana Rae

    Briana Rae6 days ago

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  13. epundo3

    epundo36 days ago


  14. lolasavestheday

    lolasavestheday6 days ago

    you have a cute little table behind you with a wooden top...where is this from? ive been looking for something along those lines... :)

  15. Aleyah Malone

    Aleyah Malone7 days ago

    Eggplant steak

  16. Aleyah Malone

    Aleyah Malone7 days ago

    It looks like pre packaged fried fish or chicken that you can take out the bag and bake

  17. NTH THN

    NTH THN7 days ago


  18. Tammy Warren

    Tammy Warren7 days ago

    I don't think you got enough of the outside off because I could still see the essential oil glands. That's probably why it was bitter.

  19. killithme

    killithme8 days ago

    “Don’t you just love being squirted in the face?”

  20. Frances Beck

    Frances Beck9 days ago

    I fuckin hate your annoying ass Asian chewing

  21. ShugaBrownInk

    ShugaBrownInk9 days ago

    @emmymadeinjapan, i just watched your hard times recipe vid featuring plantain skins. and it made me think of this grapefruit skin vid and your commentary on the bitterness of the grapefruit skin. i think if you boiled or blanched the grapefruit skin first, the bitterness would mellow out. then fry like the original recipe or my suggestion would be to cook it in the same fashion carribbean brown stewed meats are prepared. brown a little sugar in oil, adding a tiny bit of tomato paste. then add the boiled/blanched grapefruit skin. sauté with garlic, onion, bell peppers and or celery and or carrots. i'd be curious to see how this would turn out in a curry too. i enjoy your vids as they are, just wanted to share an idea. maybe someone who has to eat this eats less because it's bitter but it's all they have. maybe this could make it a little more enjoyable for them. #bewell

  22. Jake Barry

    Jake Barry10 days ago

    What is that thing you say when you’re about to eat food? I’m assuming it’s similar to bon appetite? I love it! It just rolls off your tongue and sound so cute


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  24. Queen POTATO

    Queen POTATO10 days ago

    This is such a interesting series

  25. Eli Garcia

    Eli Garcia10 days ago

    Why does the scrap keep coming up in my suggestions even though I keep saying I'm not interested why does the scrap keep coming up in my suggestions even though I keep saying I'm not interested?

  26. Go Go Squeeze

    Go Go Squeeze10 days ago

    why did you feel the need to point out thats a drill behind you? did you think someones gonna mistake it for a sex toy you fuck yourself with?

  27. K Black

    K Black10 days ago

    Finally, some good background music.

  28. Pash aski

    Pash aski10 days ago

    I kind of miss grapefruit. I can’t eat or drink it because of the medications I’m on :(

  29. jay pen

    jay pen10 days ago

    Could u do this with an orange ?

  30. pnutbutta jelly

    pnutbutta jelly11 days ago

    When I was little my report cards use to say the same thing lol! She talks too much

  31. TabbyAngel2

    TabbyAngel211 days ago


  32. Melissa Anderson

    Melissa Anderson11 days ago

    Loved watching the bites progressively get smaller 😂 another great video emmy!! Love this new series!

  33. BeauSC4Ever

    BeauSC4Ever11 days ago

    I have never hear of this recipe (or anything like it, for that matter...), but I cannot help but wonder if leeching the pith wouldn’t be in order? You can do it fast, by dropping it on boiling water for a few minutes and changing the water (like you would Polk Salad), or more slowly with cooler water but more time and more frequent water changes. That is how we get the bitter out of acorns for acorn flour. Also, I have noticed that any green-rind still lightly attached will cause the bitterness to be MUCH more noticeable. That can include the part of the pith that isn’t rind but that has a harder texture directly under the rind. Finally, I cannot imagine that the entire dish could be g really improved with the addition of marinade. 😉

  34. TyNyra Lewis

    TyNyra Lewis11 days ago

    I wonder what made a person think that grapefruit peels will make a steak

  35. Sarah Likes Tacos

    Sarah Likes Tacos11 days ago

    I saw the thumbnail and thought this was one of those "vegetarian meat replacement" recipes

  36. uyiiko

    uyiiko12 days ago

    lowkey look good 👀

  37. A Griffin

    A Griffin12 days ago

    I watched this without reading she was going to hear the peel. SHOOK right now.

  38. ah

    ah13 days ago

    looks like chicken cutlets!!

  39. sabrinsky86

    sabrinsky8613 days ago

    In order to get rid of the bitterness you could soak it in salt water for couple of hours or over night. This method is used in India to take the bitterness out of bitter gourd (karela).

  40. Saneal Bloom

    Saneal Bloom13 days ago

    Vegans be like

  41. Tom Birmingham

    Tom Birmingham13 days ago

    you need to soak it in a broth to get it some beef flavor

  42. Zara

    Zara13 days ago

    *specifies that the thing in the background is a drill* 😂

  43. Sasha Moore

    Sasha Moore14 days ago

    I'm really enjoying all your videos. I'm learning and laughing at your funny jokes. I want to see you on Saturday night live or Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel.

  44. Harrrgh

    Harrrgh14 days ago

    It's 1:21 am and you have me here craving FRIED GRAPEFRUIT PITH! What have you done, woman?! I love it though. Thanks for another great review, Emmy.

  45. Skye Littmann

    Skye Littmann14 days ago

    I wonder if this might work well with apple sauce like pork chops do. Hmmm

  46. Pink Thinks

    Pink Thinks14 days ago

    You are one of my favorite! Stay you!!!! Genuine ❤️

  47. thesingingsaint

    thesingingsaint14 days ago

    have you ever made S.O.S.? that dried chipped beef in a jar, chopped up and added to white gravy w black pepper, poured over grandma made it often

  48. sergeantbigmac

    sergeantbigmac14 days ago

    Id try boiling it or soaking it in salt or baking soda

  49. Sunneyu

    Sunneyu14 days ago

    I’m curious what would it be like of you tried marinating it before hand?

  50. Rose Cag

    Rose Cag14 days ago

    Wonder if it’d taste any better with an orange peel?

  51. Cheyenne Mueller

    Cheyenne Mueller14 days ago

    Just subscribed!! I love this series, and your personality is wonderful as well!

  52. Loverra Peace

    Loverra Peace15 days ago

    I want to try a vegan version.

  53. devonta liu

    devonta liu15 days ago

    I talk to myself too.

  54. Magneto Mighty

    Magneto Mighty15 days ago

    You should try to marinate it. And build on the bitterness. I know it is from a time of not much but just to add your on twist

  55. Sharon Hicks-Jones

    Sharon Hicks-Jones15 days ago


  56. EsaBryan

    EsaBryan15 days ago

    Cook it with brown sugar

  57. Gringo

    Gringo15 days ago

    The first thing I thought was to use tonkatsu sauce and make faux pork cutlet samiches out of this, thoughts?

  58. anarchisttomato

    anarchisttomato16 days ago

    I wonder if the texture of this could be used in a broader application for emulating meat? Maybe some kind of soaking, smoking, or salting in the preparation could remove the bitterness, and some other complimentary fruits or vegetables could help add more meatiness? Perhaps a combination of mushroom and eggplant?

  59. omg hey there

    omg hey there16 days ago

    youre the best!!!! the smartest people talk a lot

  60. Fifty shades Of Rae

    Fifty shades Of Rae16 days ago

    Absolutely love your channel 😍

  61. Lisa Kaye

    Lisa Kaye16 days ago

    What if you put gravy on it? Might cover the bitterness. Lol

  62. Carla Molenkamp

    Carla Molenkamp16 days ago

    Do you know if the grapefruit pith has any nutritional value by itself?

  63. Raniyah stovall

    Raniyah stovall17 days ago

    What is the saying she says before eating

  64. Alyssa Lizette

    Alyssa Lizette17 days ago

    Almost looked like fried fish :~)

  65. StevinSto

    StevinSto17 days ago

    What if you soak the pith in a brine overnight? Would that drawl out some of the bitterness?

  66. Daryl Taylor

    Daryl Taylor17 days ago

    You are awesome! I can't believe that you kept trying it! And no tiny bites either! I would marry a woman like you on first meeting!

  67. pinkclassic

    pinkclassic17 days ago


  68. seancoyote

    seancoyote17 days ago

    I wonder if you marinated it with salt and water would it leech out some of the bitter flavor like Eggplant.

  69. blakfloyd

    blakfloyd17 days ago

    Loved the burped talking at the end. Totally unexpected and hilarious.

  70. The Red Willow

    The Red Willow18 days ago

    To make this vegan, you can replace the egg batter with this

  71. Teressa Cooks

    Teressa Cooks19 days ago

    Wow...looked like chicken parm cutlets. Too bad it was bitter I was hoping to have something to do with my uber thick grapefruit piths other other than tossing them since that's were all the beneficial nutrients are. Love your hair cut btw!!! :D

  72. Beth Lowell

    Beth Lowell19 days ago

    what about steak sauce? A1

  73. AeoniumRed

    AeoniumRed19 days ago

    your voice is so soothing

  74. libby hoke

    libby hoke19 days ago

    @hotforfood you should try this in a recipe?!

  75. Kelby Barnes

    Kelby Barnes19 days ago

    I have been watching you since day 1. You are so articulated when speaking. Lobe watching your videos! I have noticed you are a lot more quirky as well. As to be expected, like getting used to a job. You are wonderful. Keep it up!

  76. Amber Gardner

    Amber Gardner20 days ago

    Drill lol I love your channel.

  77. Teixeira Da Silva

    Teixeira Da Silva20 days ago

    Maybe if you marinate it

  78. AteTinaB1321

    AteTinaB132120 days ago

    Your voice is so nice to listen to!! I love your content :)

  79. Just Jay

    Just Jay20 days ago

    Love your content Emmy 😀 P.S You don’t talk too much 😀😀

  80. Mike Gehre

    Mike Gehre20 days ago

    All her videos are informative and she adds her sparkling personality to 'em and they're never boring but thoroughly enjoyable.

  81. Goofy Gumball

    Goofy Gumball20 days ago


  82. Eliah Matheson

    Eliah Matheson22 days ago

    Maybe if you soaked it in some soap broth for a few hours then battered and fried it?

  83. Amanda A

    Amanda A23 days ago

    I know some people like to pickle pomelo pith, but maybe that could work here too and it might not be as bitter?

  84. Fancy Facekins

    Fancy Facekins23 days ago

    I had the same kind of remarks on my report card. Haha. “She’s so bright, but she talks too much!” 😂😂

  85. Natalie Hutcheson

    Natalie Hutcheson24 days ago

    My mom takes the leftover orange peels and boils them in water with some star anise. It make the house smell like a orange bomb 😂😂

  86. Crurned

    Crurned24 days ago

    Grapefruit is an acquired taste, same with soursop. Both are plenty in the Caribbean islands.

  87. Rondaa1

    Rondaa124 days ago

    @thekalenallen what do you think about these grapefruit steaks? Do a vid!

  88. Alex Garza

    Alex Garza25 days ago

    I love things squirted in my face.

  89. w1ndex

    w1ndex25 days ago

    I soaked mine in pickle juice for a bit before I breaded them, helped a lot with the bitterness.

  90. Lil Sunshine

    Lil Sunshine25 days ago

    I bet if you marinaded the cutlets first it would be better. Are there any nutrients in the pith? I really like this idea as a mock meat!

  91. Teneh Karimu

    Teneh Karimu25 days ago

    Is there any nutritional value? Super interesting vid per usual, thanks!!!

  92. Thisbandsux

    Thisbandsux26 days ago

    I saw this recipe in a book from Fidel Castro on hard times. There is one on how to literally eat a leather shoe

  93. tricityladytn

    tricityladytn26 days ago

    FYI candied grapefruit peel is lovely. Maybe try it with the zest you peel off.

  94. Dragunov Bushcraft

    Dragunov Bushcraft26 days ago

    Try boiling the pith before frying. Maybe that'll take care of the bitterness.

  95. Marjorie Colao-Pullman

    Marjorie Colao-Pullman27 days ago

    What about soaking pith in something to help make the bitterness so pronounced? Maybe soy sauce,coffee and molasses for fake beef like flavor? Or something of this nature to eliminate bitterness.

  96. X X

    X X27 days ago

    if you added some sugar it might make it taste nicer and if you left out the egg it could be a be vegan treat ! please try !

  97. isacubana

    isacubana27 days ago

    I'm afroCuban 🇨🇺 and my grandparents dont talk about these times much but they do talk about these type of meals. I had no idea this is why they made them , I just asked and she said what they did was soak the peels in special Mojo recipes and it took away the bitter taste. I eat this and didn't know this was the poor mans Bistec🖤

  98. sazji

    sazji27 days ago

    Salting the peels and letting them sweat, then washing and drying them between two towels, might get rid of some of that bitterness.

  99. Bdhs Nahah

    Bdhs Nahah27 days ago

    Love this! But lord in heaven, where I live grapefruits are tripple the price of beef (something we have too much of).

  100. kenneth diaz

    kenneth diaz27 days ago

    "off course I eat fruit everyday"