Was he adopted?
The weather is warm and sunny. The days are long. The weekends are busy. And, while I’ve been cooking and baking up a storm, I haven’t actually been able to take time out to take silly pictures!
Boo, Molly, booo! So, come Wednesday, I start wondering what I can cook that is fast, delicious, and blog worthy? I start with a scramble around the kitchen. What do I have an abundance of? Spinach, tomatoes, grapefruit….hmmmm, grapefruit.
What kind of something can I make with that? Parfait? Meh. Creme brulee? Don’t have the cream. But, hmmm, brulee…I haven’t made bruleed grapefruit in a while. That could be good.
Now, while I have and use (probably more than any sane person needs to) my kitchen torch, I know not everyone has access to such a wonderful tool. Which is why I’ve adapted this recipe for the oven. I think it works slightly better in the oven. The entire fruit gets warmed through, and extra juicy. There is something about having a warm dessert that just pushes satisfaction over the edge for me. (Which I know isn’t the case for every dessert, or every person. I mean, hello…ice cream, cheese cake…) But for this one…it just works. And it works so gloriously well.
- Turn your oven onto its broil setting, or the highest it will go.
- Wash and dry the outside of the fruit(s).
- Slice each grapefruit in half.
- Trim 1/4–1/2″ of peel from bottom of each grapefruit half to stabilize the fruit and prevent it from rocking back and forth.
- Place grapefruit, with the fruit side up, on a baking sheet lined with foil.
- Cut around the outside of the fruit, between the flesh and the rind, being careful not to get too much of the white part.
- Carefully slice each of the segments. This will make eating easier, I promise.
- Sprinkle 1 Tbsp. sugar evenly over exposed flesh of each grapefruit half.
- Broil grapefruit, watching closely to prevent burning, until the sugar is melted and beginning to turn dark amber. i would suggest checking after 3-5 minutes. But, the sweet spot (depending on your oven) is around 8 minutes.
- Take the fruit out of the oven, sprinkle with a pinch of salt and let the grapefruit cool before serving.
- Om. Nom. Nom.