Sunday, December 14, 2008

Grapefruit Extravaganza

Every year Grandma Neves has sent us a box of 9 grapefruit and 12 oranges. They are wonderful, but it is a lot of fruit for 2 people to enjoy. This year she pre-ordered the fruit so that all her kids and grand kids had them this one last Christmas. At her funeral, Aunt Louise mentioned that she had made sure that she got them ordered, so this year, more than any other, I want to be sure to savor every piece of fruit.

The oranges are easy to eat but it can be hard to enjoy a grapefruit every day for almost 2 weeks straight. There aren't a plethora of recipes for grapefruit, but I am doing my best to scrounge up at least a couple. If you have been lurking around this blog and have a recipe that you use, be sure to post it in a comment!

The one I tried today is served warm with honey and cinnamon. It is amazingly easy - hardly any extra work from just eating it with a spoon. The honey mellows out the tartness and broiling it makes it extra juicy.

Broiled Grapefruit
1 grapefruit
1 t honey (or more)
sprinkle cinnamon

Cut the grapefruit in half. If you are feeling especially energetic, cut the sections so it will be easier to eat later. Drizzle the honey onto each half, and sprinkle each half with cinnamon. Broil for 4-5 minutes until top is bubbly. Watch out for grapefruit juice shooting into your eye!

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