Grapefruit were on sale, and I picked up a few but just couldn’t bring myself to eat them. Who wants cold grapefruit on a cold morning? Not me, apparently… Anyway, according to some sources, February is national grapefruit month, and, as I needed to plan a menu for an event, I decided that maybe grapefruit were the way to go. (One expects that this observance was invented by the citrus growers as a marketing ploy, but why not celebrate it, right?) 😉
The meal was a success, and I found a few keepers among the recipes:
- Everyone raved about the grapefruit glazed pork tenderloin.
- I particularly enjoyed the “cowboy caviar.”
- The grapefruit and quinoa combination was surprisingly delicious.
- The bread was tasty.
- The crust on this tart was fantastic.
- And I found a recipe that I’ve filed away for later.
I also came across a recipe for broiled grapefruit, and I decided that this might well be the solution to my cold morning/cold grapefruit problem. And indeed it was. I’ve cooked up all my grapefruit, and now may need to buy some more. 🙂
This can’t really be called a recipe. It’s more like a method:
- Turn on the oven to broil. (I’m using the lowest broil setting on my oven, about 450°. And I learned the hard way that if you accidentally set the oven to bake at the same temperature instead of to broil, the results will be distinctly unpalatable, so beware!) 😉
- Slice a grapefruit in half; sprinkle with cinnamon sugar. (I used just under 1 Tablespoon for the whole grapefruit and have been using up the leftover sugar mixture from this recipe.)
- Place on a baking sheet, and broil for 10-15 minutes. I’ve been putting mine in while I shower, and the timing works out beautifully.
- Remove from the oven; let cool for a few minutes, and enjoy!
Do you have any favorite ways to eat grapefruit?