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Sweet & Spicy Broiled Grapefruit with Coconut Cream

Ingredients for Grapefruit

  • 3 red or pink grapefruit
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon, vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon cardamom
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 12 mint leaves, 2 leaves per grapefruit 
  • 1/4 cup pomegranate seeds 

Preheat oven to broiler setting.

Cut each grapefruit in half, horizontally across the middle.  On the bottom of each grapefruit, slice off a little layer of the skin to allow it to sit stably.  Lastly, cut along each section of the grapefruit to loosen the segments. Remove as many seeds as possible. 

In a mixing bowl, add the maple syrup, vanilla, cardamom, cinnamon, and ginger.  Whisk until all the ingredients are blended. Brush each grapefruit with a generous coating of the mixture. (Optional) Sprinkle the grapefruits with more of the spices before adding to the broiler. Broil for 4 to 8 minutes, or until bubbly. Garnish with a dollop of coconut cream, pomegranate seeds, and fresh mint leaves.  Best served warm. Enjoy!

Ingredients for Coconut Cream

  • 1 cup chilled coconut cream from canned full fat coconut milk
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Pinch of sea salt

Remove the solid portion of the coconut cream from the can and add to the blender. *Try to keep as much liquid out of the cream as possible. Add the remaining ingredients to a high potency blender and blend on full speed until you reach a smooth consistency

Recipe by: Chef Marcella Guglielmo