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Citrus Charcoal



Chef Gresh uses this flavor-infused charcoal when grilling to add another dimension to the food. Try it at home with this Grilled Halibut recipe.

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  • Charcoal
  • Peels and pits of oranges, limes, grapefruits, or lemons (any citrus will work)


Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Place the fruit and charcoal on ovenproof trays and bake for 1 1/2 hours. Turn the oven down to 300 degrees and then continue to bake the charcoal for 6 hours. Remove when the charcoal is black and completely hard. 

To use, light a small amount of hardwood charcoal. When ashed over and ready to use, add the citrus charcoal and allow it to ash. Grill as you normally would grill.