I went to the grocery store last night, and something struck my nostrils. The grapefruits were really fragrant so I had to buy some. I have days whereby I just crave a certain type of fruit or vegetables. I guess that’s how Mother Nature tells us what our body needs during the various seasons. Grapefruits are high in Vitamin C, and many people were sick at my office recently.
I have read that grapefruits tastes better when broiled in the oven with some honey or brown sugar and cinnamon, so I decided that I should try that this morning. I read that the flesh should be ‘loosened; from the skin prior to cooking, so I ran a serrated knife around the insides of the halved grapefruit. I spread a teaspoon of honey on the top of the grapefruit and placed it in the oven, flesh side up for a few minutes until the flesh started to brown. I sprinkled a dash of cinnamon and it was ready to go with my cup of chai tea.
Some people really dislike grapefruits because they are sour. I don’t mind them so much because they are kind of like pumelos, which reminds me of Mid-Autum Festivals back in Malaysia. Although cooking it in the oven for a few minutes with honey does not take all the sourness away, it was still quite good, for me anyway. I think organic grapefruits would be sweeter, though. 🙂