So, I've seen a lot of different Pinterest recipes regarding broiled grapefruit. I can't say I have ever thought of popping of those ruby red suckers in the oven! Well yesterday, I did just that! A lot of the recipes I saw involved sprinkling sugar, spices, and even booze on the grapefruit beforehand and then caramelizing it all under the broiler. While that sounds delightfully sinful (booze for breakfast...that's earmarked for Christmas morning!), plain white sugar, and drinking on a Monday morning, are things that I have eliminated from my life! I decided to "primalize" (I enjoy making up words) this broiled grapefruit idea. So I started with this:
sea salt, just a pinch
That's a freshly washed grapefruit and beautiful, local, raw honey.
Just for a moment...let's talk honey. It's something I use on a regular basis but what's the difference between regular grocery store honey and lovely raw honey. Raw honey has not been pasteurized! This allows the honey to maintain most of the vitamins, nutrients, natural enzymes, and antioxidants. Raw honey is also said to boost immune function, contain antifungal and antiviral properties, and promote digestive health. The honey pictured above was found at Grills Orchard and came from a local farmer. OMG guys...like no honey I've ever tried. One thing to mention: If you are baking or cooking with honey... DO NOT USE RAW HONEY.. it's a waste! The heat will remove most of the beneficial properties that you paid extra for when you bought RAW honey. For baking/cooking, I used a good quality organic honey. Ok, back to the recipe!
In regards to the grapefruit, I took a serrated knife and cut around each segment so it would be easier to eat afterwards.
Place your grapefruit half on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Sprinkle the tiniest amount of salt on top (Trust me!!)
Now, I will state that I left my oven rack in the middle of the oven. I didn't move it up high because I didn't want a "whoopsie" moment as the parchment went up in flames. I left my grapefruit in for 8(ish) minutes and pulled it out when it looked like this.
Carefully place your grapefruit half into a bowl and drizzle with a small amount of that delicious raw honey! Enjoy!