BRULEED POMELOS WITH HONEY + NUTMEG

HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!  I don't know about you guys, but every time the New Year comes around I'm so grateful for the citrus bounty. What better way to bring brightness to winter than cutting open a Meyer lemon, Ruby Red grapefruit, juicy little Kishu, or sumptuous blood orange?

These past few weeks, we've been downing citrus like we're in a heavy battle against scurvy. While I'm always happy to devour citrus in its unadorned natural state, I've been having fun caramelizing the fruit under the broiler. I've played around with a bunch of tasty flavor combos, but my favorite of the moment is pomelo slathered in honey, topped with a sprinkling of fresh nutmeg. I think this simple treat would make a delicious partner to so many breakfasts and brunches - from eggs and bacon to a hearty bowl of oatmeal.

I hope the new year is treating you well so far. Here's to a delicious 2015!
xoxo
E

BRULEED POMELOS WITH HONEY + NUTMEG serves 4
  • 2 ripe pomelos (Ruby Red grapefruits would make a nice substitute)
  • 4 heaping teaspoons honey
  • freshly grated nutmeg (please please grate whole nutmeg yourself with a microplaner - the freshly grated spice is so much more aromatic than the pre-ground variety) - keep in mind... if you're not a fan of nutmeg, you could use cinnamon instead
Slice pomelos in half. (I suggest cutting a slice off the bottom of each half so that the pomelos will stay stable with a nice flat surface.)

Crank up your broiler.

Place pomelo halves on a baking sheet, face up. Slather a heaping spoonful of honey onto the flesh of each pomelo.

Place pomelos under the broiler until the tops are bubbling and the pith turns golden brown. (This takes about 5 minutes with my broiler.) Pull the tray from the broiler and immediately grate nutmeg over the pomelos - it will happily blend with the warm honey and juicy citrus.

Serve warm.






46 comments:

  1. I need to do this with all my citrus fruit STAT! Delicious!

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    1. Katrina, it's so crazy easy - go for it:)
      xoxo
      E

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  2. An interesting recipe. A highly vitamined and healthy winter treat.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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    1. We need all the Vit C we can get, right?
      xoxo
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  3. I've never had a pomelo but I love grapefruits so I'm guessing Id like them. They look super tasty done liken this.

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    1. Thanks Rebecca. If you can find pomelo, give them a try. They are wonderful in salads too.
      xo
      E

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  4. Happy New Year! What a beautiful recipe, I love the nutmeg touch! Wishing you and your family a happy and healthy New Year. xx

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    1. Thanks Najwa! Happy New Year to your little family as well. xoxox

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  5. I gasped when I saw this post. Gorgeous, gorgeous!

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  6. Happy New Year Erin! Hope the holiday season was wonderful for you. Speaking of wonderful - love the brulee idea for grapefruit - adding that extra something is simply perfect! Lovely photos!!!

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    1. Lisa, all good here. It was a sweet and mellow holiday for our family.
      Bruleed citrus is so darned easy and it does add that extra something to make the whole thing feel a little festive. I like that.
      xoxo to you,
      E

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  7. Gorgeous photos! I think my six year old, who adores citrus AND nutmeg, would live this. Will have to give it a go. (Can you get fresh nutmeg at Montrrey Market?)

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    1. Yep, you should be able to find whole nutmeg in almost any spice section: MM, Whole Foods, Berkeley Bowl etc... or you could always go to Oaktown Spice. One little nutmeg will last for ages!
      I just saw that you own a shop in Oakland? I wanna come visit. I always need props!
      xoxo
      E

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  8. Ooo! Nutmeg sounds just divine on top! Bruleed grapefruit is one of my husband's absolute favorite snacks during citrus season, but I've never thought to put spices on it. When I get back, I'm going to try this recipe for him! I hope you're enjoying the new year! I hope to bump into you at Monterey Market one of these days... :)

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    1. Sarah! I'd love to run into you at MM. So fun to have you living just down the way.
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  9. Happy new year to you and the family Erin! I hope 2015 is a brilliant year for you all : )

    The arrival of the winter citrus is definitely one of the spots of January + this is such a good way to indulge. The addition of a little nutmeg sounds totally inspired.

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    1. Kathryn, every year I marvel at nature's timing. Twinkly citrus is the perfect pick-me-up for winter days:)))
      Sounds like you've got quite a year ahead of you. So exciting about the wedding, etc!
      xoxo
      E

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  10. Absolutely gorgeous photo. Makes me feel good. I'm currently crushing on pink grapefruit and blood orange. Will have to try the broiling thing. Great boost of energy post.

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    1. Hey Angela, happy new year to you! I hear you on the love of pink grapefruit and blood orange - I can't get enough!
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  11. I totally love bruleed grapefruits and somehow haven't made them in a long time. Bruleed pomelos? Even better! Thanks for the gorgeous reminder and also for your kind offer. Will definitely keep you posted about all the plans. Hope you're doing amazing! xoxo

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    1. I do hope you'll come to SF. You would have the most delicious time and it would be so fun to meet in person.
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  12. Now if that doesn't put one in a sunny disposition in the morning, I don't know what will. A burst of citrus made all sweet and spicy is surely the best way to start the day.

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    1. Spicy... you've got me thinking that maybe I should add a little hot pepper action to the broiled citrus next time. Inspired! xoxo to you Carolyn.

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  13. Oh my, I'm always surprised about how simple, but creative your ideas are! :D

    I never ever thought about having a "bruleed grapefruit" - but now my mind starts playing around with that idea... what about bruleed slices of blood orange as a snack!?

    Can't wait to buy some blood oranges tomorrow and give it a try ;-)

    Have a lovely evening!
    Salma

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    1. Hi Salma, Happy New Year to you!
      I love the idea of bruleed blood orange slices.... let me know how your experiment goes:)
      xoxo
      E

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  14. Happy New Year, Erin

    What a lovely and simple dessert. I do love sunny citrus this time of year- too true, perfectly timed!

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    1. Cred! Happy New Year! Yep, we need citrus to brighten things up until the long days are back.
      xoxo
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  15. Happy New Year! I love winter citrus the most. It's the best treat of the season! And I love the simplicity of this recipe. Let the citrus shine through :)

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    1. Amen to that... let the citrus shine through! xoxo

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  16. Happy New Year Erin! I love citrus, and this time of year would be unbearable without them. Such gorgeous photos! You are making me crave them ever more. Love the idea of broiling them I must give it a try!

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    1. Magda, I think you'll really enjoy the broiling... a fun and easy trick.
      xoxo to you,
      E

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  17. ohmygosh yes, beautiful citrus yes please. love pomelos, love grapefruit, love blood oranges, i don't even know what a kishu is, but i bet i'd love that too. so happy that we get a decent citrus selection up here, i'd be bereft without these juicy gems.

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    1. Emma, so nice to hear from you!! That's awesome that you guys are able to get good citrus in your neck of the woods. Keep your eye our for kishus - they are delightful!
      xoxo
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  18. Winter citrus! I love it. Citrus is good both sweet and savory dishes, so this makes it a favorite ingredient of mine to use. This looks like a lovely way to start the day. I have never had bruleed citrus before, but it looks amazing! Happy New Year to you!

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  19. How delicious! I've only ever found white pomelos in the shops around here, but the pink is just so pretty and I love the idea of a bruleed topping. Happy 2015!

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    1. I like pomelos every which way. The white are super tasty too!
      Happy 2015 to you too:)
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  20. Viva la citrus fuit! Happy Nesting.

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  21. Citrus season is the best! We're practically living on grapefruit right now. I've never tried broiling citrus, but I'd love to.

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    1. Yes! Citrus season makes me so happy too! xoxo

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  22. Yum! This sounds delightful, can't wait to give it a try!

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  23. Simple treats are always the best ones!

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    1. Thanks Kankana! So nice to hear from you. xoxo E

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E

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