In the winter, I can’t stomach a cold breakfast. I want oatmeal, toast, omelettes. But after a while I crave freshness too. So much of the produce is lackluster or terribly expensive (often both). But citrus is at it’s best. It may sound strange to heat a grapefruit—that is, until you take your first bite of this.
Turn on the broiler. Slice a grapefruit in half, and loosen the segments with a knife. Find an oven safe dish or a pan for the fruit to sit in–it’s going to ooze. Put a spoonful or two of brown sugar atop the halved fruit. Put the sugared grapefruit under the broiler and keep an eye on it. When the sugar has melted (and if you are lucky crisped here and there) and the edges of the fruit show a hint of char, take the grapefruit out. Let it cool for a moment (and make yourself a cup of early grey with milk) before enjoying the sweetest, juiciest grapefruit you’ve ever had.