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Jan 10, 2008 10:39 AM

White Grapefruit Recipes, Please!

I have a grapefruit tree that is OVERFLOWING!! The beautiful fruit is just rotting on the ground. I have tried giving it away, but my friends have had enough. If I eat another grapefruit cut in half with splenda on it...I'm going to die.
This weekend I squeezed a bunch and had everyone over for salty-dogs...not the healthiest use of this delicious fruit, I'm sure!!

I would love any grapefruit recipes anyone would like to share. I would especially love some savory dishes to try.
Thanks in advance!

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    1. As a salad with avocado and red onion. Simple oil and vinegar dressing.

      1. How about making marmalade?

        Or on a salad of bitter greens and red onion with a sweet poppy seed dressing.

        1. Starter course for indulgent brunch:

          Cut grapefruits in half, use paring knife to separate the sections from the membranes, put halves cut side up on baking sheet, dot with sweet butter, sprinkle with brown sugar, then broil just until they're bubbly. Serve in bowls with grapefruit spoons (if you have them).

          Caloric but utterly delicious.

          1. I have a generous grapefruit tree in my yard too...I drink a lot of juice,eat a lot of baked grapefruit, make a lot of salads, make pies and make a lot of fish dishes. I find the grapefruit works really well with seafood.

            My favorite is to take thick fillets or steaks and dust with flour, salt, pepper and mint. Brown on both sides and then braise in an equal measure of grapefruit juice and white wine for about ten minutes. Remove the fish from the pan and reduce the sauce. I've used all kinds of fish for this.

            3 Replies
            1. re: ziggylu

              Thanks ziggy, I've been thinking about using it with fish, but I wasn't sure where to start. Thanks for the tips, I can't wait to try it!

              1. re: kmills9408

                I also really like making grapefruit beurre blanc with fish...toss in some segments when the sauce is finished and it makes a really elegant dinner.

                There's a nice looking recipe in the recent Fine Cooking(the one with the fish on the front) for a scallop recipe with grapefruit. Looks really good but alas DH doesn't eat shellfish so haven't been able to make it...

                1. re: ziggylu

                  My fiance refuses to even LOOK at a scallop, but it sounds perfect for a night when he's working late and it's just me. Thanks