When it’s been a long winter, you can really start to miss the variety of fruit that summer brings. Eating in season usually means citrus fruit, pomegranates, apples, and pears are all on heavy rotation this time of year. With this recipe for broiled grapefruit with rosemary and salt, you can rely on citrus fruit to shine in a whole new light. Just a little time under the grill can bring out the best in lemons or grapefruit imparting a new delicious flavor to your dishes.
The sweet and savory of the grapefruit and salt reminds us of a grapefruit margarita served in a glass with a salted rim. Just as delicious is the smell of rosemary that transports you to the south of France when you open the oven door.
- 2 grapefruit, sliced in half
- 1 tbsp raw cane sugar or coconut sugar
- ¼ tsp sea salt or rock salt
- ½ tsp fresh rosemary leaves, chopped
- 4 small rosemary branches as garnish
- Combine the sugar, salt, and chopped rosemary in a small bowl.
- Remove a thin slice from the bottom of each grapefruit, to help make them more stable and place on a baking tray.
- With a sharp pairing knife or small serrated knife, cut a circle between the grapefruit and the skin. Cut another smaller circle around the white pith in the center. Remove any seeds. Create spoon size pieces by cutting towards the center of the fruit, detaching each segment.
- Evenly sprinkle the sugar mixture over each half of grapefruit.
- Broil the grapefruit for 3-5 minutes, until the tops start to go golden.
- Leave to cool for a minute before serving warm.
Chef’s Tip: trying grilling your lemons or limes before making a marinade or dressing. This will bring a grilled smokey flavor to your sauce!
What are you favorite ways to eat citrus fruit like grapefruit? We’d love to hear your comments!