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11 Unexpected Ways To Use Grapefruit

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During the winter while many fruits are out-of-season and nowhere to be found, it happens to be the peak season for Florida Grapefruit. The extreme weather conditions the fruit experience throughout the growing season, including heavy humidity and rain, actually help the fruit’s sweetness despite causing minor exterior blemishes. OK, but how can you use them for everyday eats outside of cutting them in half?

After some initial research and preliminary Internet digging, we found out that the grapefruit is exponentially more versatile than we gave it credit for. We never thought that it could be added to guacamole and salsa, be the essential citrus sidekick to salad(s) or make multiple types of beautiful frozen treats.

And if you haven’t broiled or brulee’d your grapefruit yet, you’re missing out on that sweet, honey-charred brilliance fit for your oven or, better yet, your blowtorch. To be honest, we were just looking for another reason to use a blowtorch. Without further adieu, here are our top 11 grapefruit creations we found on the world wide web.

Pink Grapefruit Buttermilk Muffins

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Combining grapefruit and buttermilk is genius. Pure genius.

Honey-Broiled Grapefruit With Yogurt, Coconut & Walnuts

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Brûlée your grapefruit. Do it. Do it now.

Grapefruit, Fennel and Grilled Shrimp Salad

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Pretty salad. Pretty, pretty salad.

Honey Roasted Grapefruit Parfait Popsicles

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Are you serious?! We’re serious.

Grapefruit Avocado Bruschetta

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You did what? With what?!

Rosemary Greyhound

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Finally, something you can drink.

Grapefruit Guacamole

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It’s so simple. Makes me think of this scene.

Citrus Salad With Honey, Vanilla & Pistachio

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Citrus on citrus on citrus on citrus. On citrus.

Kale Salad With Citrus, Avocado & Feta

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We didn’t forget about you, Kale. You’re not dead to us yet.

Grapefruit Ice

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We wish normal ice looked and tasted this good.

Fish Tacos with Grapefruit & Avocado Salsa

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But really, give me any type of taco with that salsa. OK, maybe not cabeza.




Photo Credit Ascending: Florida Grapefruit, Daring Gourmet, Florida Grapefruit, Camille Styles, Melanie Makes, Florida Grapefruit, Tastes Lovely, No Recipes, The Healthy Chef, Two Peas and Their Pod, Sugar and Charm, Jason and Shawnda

Made in partnership with Florida Grapefruit

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8 Stereotypically Intimidating Dishes Solved by Fail-Proof Recipes

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Sometimes experimenting in the kitchen can be a little scary. Okay, maybe a lot scary. This is especially true when it comes to dishes that are either notoriously temperamental (soufflés) or difficult to pronounce (KEEN-wa) or just all-around more complicated than usual (poached eggs). Well, we can’t all live on scrambled eggs and sautéed spinach forever, but thankfully, all it takes to master even our worst kitchen fears is a helping hand. And we’re happy to help.

We’ve compiled a list of eight recipes to help demystify some of our favorite “intimidating” dishes. From croissants to creme brûlée, these recipes are just the thing to help you build up your culinary arsenal. See, wasn’t that easy?

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Ain’t-got-time-for-that-but-these-are-cool Homemade Croissants

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Anything that’s flaky and can be bought at your favorite bakery is intimidating. There’s no way around it. But as long as you follow this simple recipe and carve out a bit of time, you’re now equipped to make croissants for your next gathering. No prob-lem-o.

Recipe: Half-Baked Harvest

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“I GOT THIS” Tandoori Steak Grapefruit Lettuce Wraps

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Using exotic signature Indian spices doesn’t have to be scary. Combining steak with anything, especially when it’s Florida Grapefruit and Indian spice, needs to be a top priority in your life.

Recipe: Florida Grapefruit

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I don’t know what a ‘whisk’ is, Poached Eggs

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You’ve been scrambling eggs your whole life. It’s time to get creative. And once you learn that all you need is a pot of almost boiling water, a touch of vinegar and few accessible tips and tools, you’ll be a pro in no time. Not only will you be able to impress, but you’ll be able to add deliciously runny poached eggs on ANYTHING YOU WANT. Most important tip? Don’t flip out when you drop the egg in the water even though it looks like chaos. Just stay calm, and poach on, friends.

Recipe: Smitten Kitchen

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Easier-done-than-said, Coconut-Brie Stuffed Quinoa Bites

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I know what you’re thinking. Baked goods stuffed with cheese and made with quinoa? What is this, Top Chef? But you’re only six steps away from a crispy, melty, slightly-sweet-but-still-savory snack of the ages. You can make these ahead of time and throw them in the oven ten minutes before you are ready to serve. You’re welcome.

Recipe: Half-Baked Harvest

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The Easiest Mushroom, Quinoa, and Lettuce Risotto You’ll Ever Actually Like

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If you can stir grains and fry an onion with mushrooms, you can now make this Mushroom, Onion and Lettuce Risotto. Risottos are normally reserved for a first course, but can also be combined with more veggies or protein for a heartier entree.

Recipe: Foodienarium

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Anyone Proof “My First Black and White Sesame Salmon”

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We’re really proud that you learned how to ignite your grill and thoroughly burn a hot dog last year. Congratulations. But in case you want to step up to the plate, literally, this recipe will help you develop some basic knife skills and prepare a seemingly fancy meal. Leave the frozen fish sticks in the freezer for this one.

Recipe: A Food Centric Life

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Piece of Cake: Mexican Chocolate Soufflé

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Yes garcon, we know the fancy soufflés at your restaurant need to be ordered at least 20 minutes before dessert. But now we don’t need you or your pastry chef. Turn on the Rocky theme song, followed by the intro to Chariots of Fire and bake your way to eternal victory.

Recipe: Food Network

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Fire Department-less Homemade Crème Brûlée

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Because our insurance policy doesn’t allow us to handle ‘tools of fire’ we thought a torch-less crème brûlée would be a great way to wrap up this piece. You may think that such a restaurant-dessert staple might be a nightmare in the kitchen. But no stove top mixing, mixer, complicated ingredients nor specialty tools are involved. Go get ’em Tiger.

Recipe: The Kitchn

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Baby Gives Thizz Face After Eating Grapefruit [VIDEO]

It’s only a matter of time before this video of 10-month-old Penny eating/drinking Grape Fruit Juice goes viral. Apparently, she really does love grapefruit, but she doesn’t show it much in this particular video. Eat on Penny! Or, drink on?

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Drink of the Day: Grapefruit Vodka

My buddy Eric has been making these with fresh grapefruits from his backyard. Great mix.