Monday, January 18, 2010

Chocolate-Drizzled Grapefruit

I would like to first warn those who became frustrated easily, and have a sensitivity to low blood sugar (ie. ME or anyone else in my family). Especially if it's your first time cutting a grapefruit, PLEASE don't do it when you're hungry! When I'm hungry, I have a pretty short temper. Sorry, it's true. Thank GOD that I wasn't hungry when I was actually preparing the grapefruit. That being said, this was a pretty yummy treat. After cutting the grapefruit into eighths using a large knife, I used a small knife to get the peel and the white skin off. It's not really that much of a pain in the butt, as long as you are prepared and know that it takes longer to cut than, say, an apple.
Anyhoo, the chocolate drizzle is very bitter, but it is offset by the sweetness of the grapefruit. If you prefer a sweeter chocolate, feel free to add agave nectar to taste (probably 1-2 tsp would be plenty). You may also serve this with any fruit; I just happened to be given 3 grapefruits, and I gotta make use of 'em :) This would also be tasty to coat the slices of fruit entirely in the chocolate. Totally up to you!
1 grapefruit, cut into 1/8ths, peel removed
2 1/2 tbs liquid coconut oil
2 1/2 tbs cacao powder (cocoa powder is fine if that's all you have)
agave nectar, to taste (optional)
1) If you need to liquidate the oil, you can do so on the lowest setting on your stove, removing as soon as the liquid forms in order to avoid heating (if you want to keep it raw). You may also place your container of coconut oil in a bowl of warm water, and scrape the liquid that forms at the top. 2) Wisk coconut oil, cacao powder, and if using, agave nectar.
3) Drizzle chocolate over grapefruit, and serve immediately.

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