Ginger and Honey Broiled Grapefruit

Remember that time I bought way too many grapefruits?
I do.
Ive been eating them at all times of the day. And drinking them.. but more on that later.
Today I made a twist on the old classic, broiled grapefruit. But I added more flavor by way of a spice and a different sweetener than the old classic calls for.

Broiled Grapefruit with Fresh Ginger and Honey
1 Grapefruit, any variety
.5 teaspoon of freshly ground ginger
2 T honey

First things first, turn your broiler onto 500* F.
To prepare your grapefruit for broiling, cut it in half. Then, using a small sharp paring knife, cut the entire way around the out side of the fruit between the flesh and the pith like so:

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Then cut between each membrane.

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I know, I know, its miserable and tedious. BUT extremely necessary if you want a pleasurable eating experience. Trust me.
Then grate your fresh ginger with a microplane. It will all stick to the underside of the microplane. Thats cool.
Scrape about 1/4 tsp out with a knife and spread if on one half of the grapefruit. Repeat.
Then drizzle each side with about a tablespoon of honey.

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Place onto a parchment lined baking sheet and broil on 500* F for 10 minutes.
Remove from oven, grab a spoon and eat.
Excellent snack or eat as part of a breakfast. OR top with ginger ice cream and you have dessert!! <– kicking myself for not thinking of this before I ate it all.. Good thing I have 5 more grapefruits.

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Dinner With an Identity Crisis

I recently came into a lot of..
Grapefruits.

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Today I wanted to use a grapefruit in my dinner. To tone down grapefruits bitterness and tartness, you gotta add some fat, salt and spice. I threw some things together and came up with this:

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Grapefruit avocado salsa? Grapefruit avocado salad? It can be used as a condiment on top of fish, chicken or tofu OR tossed together with some quinoa or bulgar and BAM. You have a salad.
Or you can be a barbarian like me and use it as a condiment and then just eat the rest out of the bowl.
Haters gonna hate.

Grapefruit Avocado Salsa or Salad
1 ruby red grapefruit, segmented and chopped
3 inches of a seedless cucumber, small dice
1/3 of a bell pepper, I used red, small dice
1/2 of a small avocado, diced
2 Tblspn chopped cilantro
Pinch of salt
Pinch of black pepper
Hot sauce to taste, I used about 1 T of cholula
Combine all ingredients above and use as a condiment or put directly into your mouth.
Note: I used cholula because it’s not actually that spicy as far as hot sauces go and I love the flavor. Siracha or Tapatio would work well, or if you want it really spicy use tobasco. <kind of a hot sauce connoisseur NBD.

20140220-191453.jpgGet ready for tons of grapefruit recipes to eat that delicious baby at all times of the day!

Whats your favorite way to eat grapefruit?
Peace
Megan