grilled grapefruit

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.

 

Ingredients:

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. 

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