Citrus on the BBQ!

Hello! I hope you’re all having a lovely week! I recently experimented with fruit on the barbeque and loved it! I know that may sound quite strange, since barbeques are usually the domain of meat and other such things, but apparently your barbecue can also be used to make delicious and healthy sweets.

In particular, I picked up a couple grapefruits, sliced them down the middle, and put them on the grill for about 20 minutes while other items were cooking. Frankly, I took this step mostly out of curiosity, thinking it wouldn’t have much of an effect.

But as it turns out, the heat from the barbeque seems to evaporate a fair amount of the water inside the grapefruit, leading to a much sweeter and flavourful grapefruit than usual! It’s sort of like ice wine – the reduction of water content leads to a sweeter wine.

However, unlike ice wine, the heating process also caramelizes sugar, or, I should say, fructose, inside of the grapefruits. You can appreciate the delicious aroma in your nose the moment the grapefruit lands on the grill, and your tongue will definitely appreciate it with the finished result.

Here are a couple pictures of me with my grapefruits at the barbecue. After about 20 or 30 minutes, I remove the grapefruit from the barbecue with tongs. As you can see they are a little charred, which is completely to be expected. At this point, I take a knife and gently scrape away the charring, leaving the succulent flesh of the grapefruit below. Then you can either use a spoon to scoop out the yummy bits, or use a knife to remove the rind. I guarantee that you’ll enjoy it!

That’s all for me for now! Happy barbecuing, and don’t be afraid to be creative and try something new! Who knows what you’ll discover? 🙂