Melissa's Cuisine: Broiled Grapefruit

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Broiled Grapefruit

I don't remember when my obsession with grapefruit began, but I imagine it was back in middle school.  I remember sitting on the kitchen counter (my usual breakfast spot!), eating a grapefruit fo breakfast every morning.  I was estatic when I discovered grapefruit flavored Mentos in Romania!  My companions thought I was crazy for loving them so much, but I had discovered a delicious treat...and unfortunately one I haven't found in the States.

When I started seeing this new trend to broil grapefruit, I was immediately intrigued.  I'd never had grapefruit with anything on it, so I knew the sugar would add a lot more sweetness to this typically tart fruit.  I knew this was a trend I had to hop onto--pronto!  I was impressed by the taste of the broiled grapefruit. I typically eat my grapefruit at room temperature because I think it has more flavor and juice than a cold grapefruit.  Broiling this fruit amplifies the flavor and juiciness even more!

Broiled Grapefruit

Serves 1

You will need:
1 large grapefruit
2 Tablespoons brown sugar

1.  Using a sharp paring knife, cut the grapefruit in half.  Then cut the grapefruit along the rind and between each segment.

2.  Sprinkle 1 Tablespoon of brown sugar over each grapefruit half.  If desired, you could also sprinkle some cinnamon on the grapefruit.

3.  Place grapefruit halves on a cookie sheet and place under a preheated broiler for 3-4 minutes.  The sugar will carmelize and the fruit will become plump.

Serve hot.

As seen at: The Curvy Carrot, Sweet Treats and More, and A Southern Fairytale

8 comments:

  1. I've never really been a grapefruit fan, however, I think this would make me into a convert! It looks and sounds delicious!! And healthy :)

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  2. I'm totally trying this. I love grapefruit too! I don't know about the brown sugar part... I think I will broil one half plain and the other half with the brown sugar. :)

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  3. I did one plain too, but the brown sugar gives it a brulee-style top. I've also seen people top theirs with honey or white sugar.

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  4. Really? broiled? Imma gonna have to try this. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. I have seen fruit on the grill, so why not a broiler. I am inviting you to come and be part of my blog hop:
    http://juliejewels1.blogspot.com/2012/03/baked-chicken-salsa-show-your-stuff-16.html

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  6. Huge grapefruit fan here! I've never tried it this way but will now! Would love for you to share at http://iamaddictedtorecipes.blogspot.ca/p/link-party.html
    Have a great night!

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  7. I ate grapefruit and sugar as a kid. Since my hubby is not a fan I haven't had it in years. This looks so good I'm going to have to try it! Thanks for sharing at the Rock 'N Share!

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  8. Looks good, def. going to try this!

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