22 January 2009

Broiled Grapefruit

Served on post-86 scarlet and rose Fiesta.

Broiled Grapefruit
serves 4

2 grapefruits
8 Tbsp brown sugar
Optional garnishes: maraschino cherries, mint leaves

Preheat broiler.

Cut the grapefruits in half and section. Place sections back in the shells. Sprinkle brown sugar equally over the grapefruit halves and broil for 3 to 5 minutes, or till brown sugar is bubbly. To serve, garnish as desired.

1. This could be used as a first course, but we normally have it at breakfast.
2. It's important to section the grapefruit before broiling as it can be too hot and messy for a person to eat otherwise. If you have special grapefruit spoons it is easier
3. I really like this when it heats enough that some of the sugar caramelises like in a crème brûlée.

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Cora said...

Becky, I just included a broiled grapefruit recipe in my newspaper column for February! Great minds think alike, I guess. The egg and asparagus recipe looks good too - I'll have to give it a try. Glad to know you were felt good enough to cook!

Becky said...

Cora, how cool is that? First emeralds, now broiled grapefruit.

I've been making that asparagus egg sandwich dish for years - usually in the spring when I've just picked asparagus and it really is good. And it was especially nice when I was completely vegetarian. Hope you enjoy it, too.

It was so good for my mental health to be able to cook again. And I have several things on tomorrow's agenda - including Weekend Herb Blogging.