I love grilled fruit. Peaches and pears are two of my favorites, but I’ve been known to toss on pineapple or banana, too. The other day I had a food epiphany while rummaging through the fruit bin in the refrigerator. Grapefruit! Grilled! Why not? It’s perfect for breakfast, brunch, or even a mid-day snack. And we sort of have them in abundance out here in the desert.
This is more easily done under the broiler, but I started them on the grill and finished briefly under the broiler just to carmelize the brown sugar and nutmeg. In hindsight, grilling left me with a lot less juice in the finished product having placed the slices face down on the grill. So I’ve altered the recipe for preparation solely under the broiler.
1 grapefruit, cut in half and segmented with a grapefruit knife
2 to 3 Tbsps brown sugar, or your best judgment
a few generous sprinkles of ground ginger
Set the oven to broil (500 degrees). Halve and segment a grapefruit, then sprinkle with brown sugar and nutmeg. Place prepared grapefruit under broiler as close as possible to the broiler heat.
Bake for about 4 to 7 minutes or until brown sugar and nutmeg are nicely carmelized. Remove and serve.