broiled_grapefruit_with_ginger_and_coconut

Ingredients (one serving):

  • 1 grapefruit per person (I used ruby red)
  • 1 tablespoon coconut sugar, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon finely grated ginger or a generous sprinkle of dried ginger, divided

 

Optional toppers:

  • Shredded unsweetened coconut (add after the first two or three minutes)
  • Dash of cinnamon

 

Preheat broiler. You can alternately use a toaster oven for this using a high temp.

Slice grapefruits in half. You may have to slice a tad bit off the bottom if your grapefruits don’t stand straight. Place each half, cut side up, on your rimmed cookie sheet or baking dish. Top each half with 1 1/2 teaspoon or so sugar and 1/4 teaspoon or so ginger. Use your fingers to blend and spread the ginger on the grapefruit halves.

Place in broiler and cook anywhere from 4 – 7 minutes. I find it best to set your timer for 2 minutes, check grapefruit, if sugar is not caramelized or there is no excessive charring of the grapefruit rind (white part), add another minute and repeat the process until sugar is caramelized and rind is gently colored but not overly burnt all around. If using shredded coconut, sprinkle on top of the grapefruit halves after the first two minutes.

Once done, serve immediately or let cool and serve at room temp.

As with all recipes, adjust seasonings to your tastes.

Segmenting: Segmenting can be done before broiling or after. Once you have sliced your grapefruit in half, use a grapefruit knife or a serrated paring knife and cut each segment so the pink flesh is cut away from the membrane. Next, gently par around the whole outside area of flesh cutting away from the rind. It will make your grapefruit eating a little easier and less messy.

Enjoy the simples!

 

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