My friend Molly once told me that you know someone loves you when they segment your grapefruit for you.
When the gleaming segment that pops right into your spoon has been slathered with brown sugar and cinnamon and broiled then someone loves you enough to decide that you should have fruit for breakfast instead of bacon…for at least part of the year.
Broiled Grapefruit with Vietnamese Cinnamon and Brown Sugar is the new breakfast around this sty. It’s Fitness February.
Fitness February is preceded by Divin’-in-December and Just-Can’t-Get-Enough-January. We like to arrive early and stay late for the party season.
Despite my belief in the healing properties of frosty treats and my fervor for butter I look forward to Fitness February. I’m down with balance. And after a few months of cocktails, stinky cheeses and fluffy desserts I’m ready for citrus, leafy veggies and green smoothies.
Broiled grapefruit is ridiculously easy to make but it seems kinda fancy. The segmenting before serving step makes it feel like a treat since your wife/friend/excellent person has done all the fussy work for you.
I use a sparkly grapefruit knife. The curved blade makes it easy to free the segments from the rind.
Use the straight blade to gently loosen each segment from the membrane.
I do this over the ramekin that I use for broiling the grapefruit so I catch all the juices. Serve the grapefruits in the same ramekins after letting them cool a bit and you’ll have juice to sip after you enjoy your segmented, cinnamon love notes.
Definitely let the ramekins cool. Don’t hurt your paw parts like some people.
Summary: Grapefruit segmented, slathered with cinnamon and brown sugar then broiled.
- 1 grapefruit
- 1/2 Tablespoon brown sugar
- 1/8 teaspoon Vietnamese cinnamon (or 1/4 teaspoon regular cinnamon)
- Halve the grapefruit.
- Remove the seeds. *I use the curved blade for this.
- Separate the rind from the fruit but keep the segments in the halved rinds.
- Segment the grapefruit.
- Mix cinnamon and brown sugar together in a small bowl with a fork till well mixed.
- Slather the cinnamon and sugar mixture on each grapefruit half.
- Broil for 4-6 minutes.
- Let cool briefly (approx. 1 minute).
Preparation time: 10 minute(s)
Cooking time: 5 minute(s)
Number of servings (yield): 2
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