Grilled Grapefruit

Funke Koleosho's Grilled Grapefruit

This very simple recipe is culled from my cooking App; Cook!Nigerian (available for instant download on iTunes App Store.

It's a really simple recipe which creates an exciting way to enjoy grape-fruits. It involves a really simple step of sprinkling some brown sugar or honey on the grapefruit and grilling for a few minutes under the grill. I found that this simple process helps to reduce the harshness of the fruits, making them more pleasant and refreshing to eat warm or cold.

Grapefruits come in two varieties, pink and white, and are plentiful in Nigeria, but they tend to be ignored quite often. They are however very healthy to eat and are particularly very good in aiding digestion, increasing metabolism and curb appetite (supporting weight loss).

Pink Grapefruits
(pic from organicfacts.net)
Grapefruits also contain compounds which help reduce bad cholesterol in the blood making it really heart friendly. In addition to these, grapefruits are also very rich in vitamins (A, C, B6, Thiamine) and minerals (Potassium, Copper, Calcium Magnesium).

They are also rich in fibre and have an alkaline effect in the body after digestion!

We all should go out of our way to include grapefruits in our weekly menu, at least three times a week, to enjoy their wonderful health benefits.

In today's post is one simple way to enjoy eating grapefruits. Serve hot or chilled...actually more beneficial to the body when eaten before a meal.

What you need
  • Grapefruits
  • Brown sugar, palm sugar or honey

What to do
  1. Before cutting the grapefruits into two equal halves, rinse the fruits and wipe off excess moisture from the rind. Then cut into two equal halves. 
  2. Carefully cut through the core of the fruits at the point where the segments meet (at the centre). Doing this will help release the grapefruit juice, which will be collected at the centre of the fruit. 
  3. Then sprinkle some sugar on both halves of the fruits and place under a grill at medium heat (setting). It is essential to place the fruits under a grill to avoid the juice from pouring out.
  4. Allow to grill for about 5 minutes and remove. 
  5. Serve warm or chilled




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