Just had lunch with my favourite lunchtime drink: freshly-squeezed juice. A bag of oranges, with a couple of lemons for a bit of extra tang, make a glass for today and a jug for the fridge.
Making the juice is very easy with the orange-juicing attachment to the food processor. Just hold the fruits down on it as it spins, and juice trickles through. After a dozen or so fruits, the processor is about half full of juice, and there’s a lot of juicy pulp in the top. Work the pulp with a soft/flexible plastic spatula, and about 50% more rich juice works its way through, leaving a much dryer, pithy, and altogether less appetising pulp in the top.
Today I’m throwing that pulp away. But I dislike waste, and I’d like to think or hear of something productive to do with it. For example, if I were to feed it through the liquidiser (another function of the same food processor), would that yield something I can re-use, or would it still retain an irredeemably pithy/stringy consistency? What about adding it to cooking: for example, in the stock for boiling root vegetables destined to be liquidised for a soup?
Anyone successfully using this pulp? Any good tips?