How to Hull Strawberries

Hulling strawberries and other soft fruits offers a way to present the whole fruit in an attractive manner and adds to a dish’s presentation.



  • With a small, sharp paring knife hold a strawberry in your left hand. With the paring knife in your right (if right-handed or vice versa if left-handed), insert the tip of the knife around the base of the green stem.
  • Slowly and carefully, at an angle, circle the tip of the knife around the stem until you are back at the beginning where you initially inserted the knife. It helps to slowly turn the strawberry when doing this.
  • The stem should now come away from the strawberry.
  • Wash and dry the strawberries you are intending to use.

Dawn: The stem is called the calyx and hulling basically means its removal before cooking or serving. 

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