Charred Grapefruit With Mint & Basil Sugar: Recipe

This charred grapefruit with mint &┬ábasil sugar recipe is an easy brunch or breakfast idea when you feel like something slightly sweet and light. It activates a range of senses on your tongue and tastes great. It’s also a unique way to get in one of your daily pieces of fruit.

charred grapefruit with mint basil sugar recipe


Preparation Time: 2-3 minutes / Cooking Time: 3 minutes / Serves 1-2


Ingredients

  • 1 large grapefruit
  • 4 mint leaves
  • 4 basil leaves
  • 30g caster sugar
  1. Heat a griddle pan or grill.
  2. One the grill or griddle is hot, place the grapefruit on high heat for 3 minutes. Rotate half way through the cooking process.
  3. Remove the grapefruit from the heat and cut in half.
  4. In a pestle and mortar, add the mint, basil and sugar.
  5. Grind into a paste.
  6. Sprinkle the mint/basil sugar onto the grapefruit and serve immediately.

Notes

Charring the grapefruit is important for this dish, as it softens the grapefruit making it easier to scoop out with a spoon.

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Lauren has travelled extensively, allowing her to experience different cultures around the world. This has fed her desire to travel and try as many cuisines as possible. Lauren's appreciation for food is grounded in the philosophy that food has a unique way of telling a story about family, friends or struggles. She believes food is a way of preserving culture and the stories of the people behind them. This has inspired her to create recipes and design events that ensure food from different cultures is accessible at home.

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