Kimberly: Hi! I am Kimberly and I'm with TexaSweet Citrus Marketing. We work for the growers of Texas grapefruit and oranges. This is a Rio Star Grapefruit. A very red sweet variety of Grapefruit that's only grown in Texas and it's perfect to use in all types of recipes from entres to desserts. Today, I want to share with you a take on the traditional boiled grapefruit and we are going to do a Rio Star Grapefruit boiled with vanilla and ginger. So what we want to do first is go ahead and cut our grapefruit in half and you can see how red and juicy that is, right along the membrane where the sections are, we just want to cut out every section and you want to make sure and do this to the whole fruit. Now Rio Star Grapefruit is available October through May, so it's a great holiday tradition to have boiled grapefruit with your family.
Go ahead and put those in the ramekin, then we are going to take one-third cup of sugar and will it in our spice grinder, then we're going take three tablespoons of crystallized ginger and three-fourth a teaspoon of vanilla and we'll grind it up. Once it is all mixed together and ground very fine, we will put it in this bowl, so we can sprinkle it. If you could just smell that, it smells delicious.
So we'll go ahead and sprinkle on top of our grapefruit and you can be generous or you can just do a little. This grapefruit is very sweet naturally, so you really don't need a ton of the mixture.
So once you have this off sprinkled on, you want to place them about an inch and a half from the heat in the boiler and boil them for about 10-15 minutes. There's nothing sweeter than the smell of grapefruit baking in your oven.
So this has been boiling for 10-15 minutes. It smells delicious and as you can see it's a nice golden brown. You can also try this the classic way, which is with butter and brown sugar; either way it's delicious. So make this your new family tradition.