Saturday, February 4, 2012

Broiled Grapefruit

When I first heard about broiling a grapefruit I was like.....ummmmmmm really?  But me being me I had to try it. 
Let me tell you that it is such a nice treat, I truly enjoy it.  The juices of the grapefruit combine with the raw (turbinado) sugar to make a carmelized top.  When you scoop out the warm grapfruit segments they are tart/sweet and so delicious.  Why not have that summery citrus taste of grapefruit -packed with vitamins during winters cold season- and make it all warm and comforting?

Broiled Grapefruit

1 large grapefruit (red or white whichever you prefer)
Raw (turbinado) sugar  - you can use brown sugar, aguave nector or honey as well.

preheat the broiler.
Slice the grapefruit in half crosswise.
Using a pairing knife, cut all the way around the grapefruit -between the fruit and the rind, then loosen the segments. This is important to allow the sweetness get into the fruit AND because it makes it easier to eat the hot fruit. Be careful not to poke all the way through the bottom rind, you want to keep the juices. . Sprinkle with turbinado sugar ( or sweetner of your choice...I often use a combination of sweetners -drizzle honey then raw sugar for example)
Broil very close to the heat until the grapefruit is hot and carmelized.


Feel free to play with this recipe (if you can even call it that) by adding spices (cinnamon?) or favored sugar (vanilla?)

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