Grilled Grapefruit Breakfast


25 April 2009

When I was a kid, we used to have half a grapefruit sprinkled with a little bit of white sugar on top every now and then. I remember I wasn't too fond of grapefruit, it was too tart. But the sugar made it ok. I grew up, came to enjoy grapefruit. A memory of those times floated back to my mind at the store yesterday and I purchased some grapefruit.

When I was young, we didn't have access to the pink grapefruit which as decidedly sweeter, less tart. But that is what I found at the store here. I didn't want to just sprinkle white sugar. But I did want to give a bit of an added sweetness and taste to the fruit, make it "cooking", even though it's not really cooking.

Grilled grapefruit breakfast
Grilled grapefruit, yogurt and capuccino.

I had two fruits, one each. I took one and just lifted the meat after cutting the skin off. The other I cut in half, and carefully removed the meat, leaving half of the peel intact to form a bowl. I realised I didn't have my curved grapefruit knife anywhere. I went hunting for my toolbox that contains all my knives, etc, and couldn't find it. All the tools I use regularly are in the kitchen now, no need to have them in a toolbox. But once in a while, I want something different. Oh well, nothing that a sharp paring knife and a bit of attention can't cure.

I mixed the meat of both grapefruits, and portionned it back into the "bowls". I sprinkled some maple flakes (maple sugar in little flakes, great product!). Then I put the stuff in the oven under the grill.

While that was going on, I served a bit of plain "greek style" yogurt in a small container, sprinkled with a little more maple flakes.

Once the grapefruit was "grilled", I served it in a bowl. It was most excellent!

I ate mine by eating first the grapefruit, then pouring the yogurt and eating the remaining juice/flesh with the yogurt. My partner just mixed it all up immediately.


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