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Broiled Grapefruit with brown sugar and ginger

March 22, 2010

Broiled Grapefruit with brown sugar and ginger

I’ve learned a handful of things the twenty eight years I’ve been in the world.  Really just a handful of things… the rest I’m just making up as I go along.

One of the things I’ve learned:  serving someone a segmented grapefruit for breakfast has got to be one of the most loving things you can do.  It’s right up there with turning down the sheets or drawing someone a bath.  Real life romance.

I know… I know… it’s just a grapefruit, but if you’ve ever segmented a grapefruit for someone other than yourself than you know… it’s love.  No joke.

Broiled Grapefruit with brown sugar and ginger

Broiled Grapefruit with brown sugar and ginger

I don’t want to be chained to my measuring cups and teaspoons every time I step into my kitchen.

Sometime I just want to add some dashes and sprinkles… you know?  This recipe is not so much a recipe as it is suggestion.

Have you ever had a broiled grapefruit?  It’s like grapefruit creme brulee.  The brown sugar melts and browns beautifully and the flesh warms slightly.  Super simple and super delicious.

Broiled Grapefruit with brown sugar and ginger

So… I definitely ate this warm and straight out of the pan.

Broiled Grapefruit with brown sugar and ginger

serves 1

Print this Recipe!

1 grapefruit, cut in half and segmented with a grapefruit knife

2 to 3 Tablespoons brown sugar, you can eyeball it

a few generous sprinkles of ground ginger

Set the oven to broil and place a rack on the top shelf of the oven.  You want the grapefruit to be as close as possible to the broiler heat.

Halve and segment a grapefruit.  You may need to trim the bottoms of the grapefruit so it sits up straight.

Place in a broiler safe pan and sprinkle with brown sugar and ginger.  Place in the oven under the broiler.  Bake for 5 to  7 minutes, keeping an eye on it as it cooks.  Feel free to rotate the pan as the grapefruit browns.

Remove from oven and serve warm or at room temperature.  Be sure to squeeze all the juice out when you’re done eating.  It’s the best part!


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