Broiled Grapefruit and Other Ruby Red Favorites

Simple and no cleanup with the use of foil

Simple and no cleanup with the use of foil

Each year around this time, we stumble across one of those too good to pass up deals: 18 pounds of Texas grapefruit for $8. Of course that means we have 18 pounds of grapefruit. We juice quite a few for cocktails. (Come back tomorrow and next week!) We use more juice in marinades, vinaigrette dressings, granitas and more. And yes we even eat a few plain and when we’re feeling a bit fancy we pop some under the broiler.

Broiled Grapefruit

  • 2 large ruby red grapefruits
  • 2 tsp cinnamon sugar, honey, brown sugar or maple syrup

Turn the broiler on to high. Wash grapefruit and cut in half. Run a paring knife around the fruit, between the fruit and the rind. Sprinkle each half with about a half teaspoon of cinnamon sugar or the sweet topping of your choosing. Broil until the flesh is tender and the top is caramelized, about five minutes.

Here are some of our favorite ways to enjoy grapefruit:

Duck Breasts with Grapefruit Sauce

Meduim rare is the most they should be cooked

Meduim rare is the most they should be cooked

Grapefruit and Cucumber Salad

An excellent flavor combination

An excellent flavor combination

Grapefruit Granita

To climb on top of mount grapefruit

To climb on top of mount grapefruit

Scallops with Arugula and Grapefruit

Make sure to get a bite of fish, grapefruit and arugula all together

Make sure to get a bite of fish, grapefruit and arugula all together

Salmon in a Grapefruit Reduction Sauce over Kale Salad

I lika the sushi

Pretty in pink and green

And of course the cocktails:

Gin and Juice

Snoop wishes he sang about this

Snoop wishes he sang about this

Sea Breeze

Imagine there is a tropical background instead of the yard in winter

Imagine there is a tropical background instead of the yard in winter

The Paloma

Oh the wonders of tequila

Oh the wonders of tequila

Grapefruit and Rosewater Margaritas

Either the fence is leaning or I have had too many of these

Either the fence is leaning or I have had too many of these

Limoncello Twisters

Pink is the new blue

Pink is the new blue

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This blog attempts to collect some of the things I try to create with food and booze. Sometimes I succeed and sometimes I fail. My hope is to entertain and maybe help people think a little harder about what they decide to eat and drink.
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11 Responses to Broiled Grapefruit and Other Ruby Red Favorites

  1. sallybr says:

    Loved this summary of grapefruit recipes, particularly the salmon and the salad with the scallops (I just made a salad with scallops and a charred jalapeno vinaigrette that turned out great! shall blog about it soon)

  2. Ruth says:

    These look delicious.

  3. Raymund says:

    Love those, Its nice and simple

  4. Wow what a stunning post! It all looks delicious!

  5. That’s a pretty way to serve grapefruit!

  6. Eva Taylor says:

    Grapefruit is truly my absolute favourite citrus fruit. I love the idea of grilling it.

  7. Michelle says:

    Oh, I love broiled grapefruit!

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