Broiled Grapefruit with Ginger Sugar
This is so simple it’s not a recipe. The only hard part about it is making the ginger sugar and really it’s not that hard to do. The way to make ginger sugar is to make Candied Ginger … the ginger sugar is the sugar that falls off the pieces of candied ginger. It has a wonderful ginger flavor and you can use it in and on top of all sorts of things. This has got to be the best way I’ve found to use it, though … it’s just incredible.
I’ve heard others compare a broiled grapefruit to grapefruit creme brulee. The sugar caramelizes on top and the juicy warm tart grapefruit with it is just heavenly … you can’t even imagine how marvelous it is till you try it.
To make this delectable dish, halve a grapefruit and set the two halves cut-side-up on a broiler-safe pan.
Sprinkle the halves of grapefruit with ginger sugar. It doesn’t need a LOT of sugar, just a nice little sprinkle. (Recipe to make ginger sugar is here.)
Broil for 5 – 7 minutes. Take it out and enjoy it right away … or let it cool a bit before you eat it. I just couldn’t wait–I ate it as soon as I got a few pictures taken. It smelled and looked SO good …
And then I tasted it … mmmm. Make sure to squeeze all the juice out at the end … you’ll want to savor every drop!
P.S. If you don’t want to make candied ginger, I’ve also seen this done with brown sugar and fresh ginger.