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Mexican Grapefruit

Mexican Grapefruit

Hola amigos! Made it though my first hot steamy Mexican summer - it was intense. On the property we were housesitting, we reveled in a tropical garden harvest of sweet bananas, amazing papayas, fragrant limes, and wonderful coconuts. Talk about perks!

It has just started getting cooler now, and grapefruits are appearing in the markets again. My favorite way to enjoy one is to prepare it like this:

Mexican Grapefruit

With a serrated knife, slice it in half and cut around the inside of the peel and through the center segment membranes (this makes it easier to eat with a spoon). Sprinkle the following over both pieces, approximately:

1 tsp (or more) of muscavado sugar
2 tsp (or more) of fine tequila (I like Cazadores reposado)
salt to taste

Enjoy! And make sure to drink the juice left in the bowl. :)

piña con tequila, limon y sal

I´m currently off the grid, on a lovely tropical lake, surrounded by jungle in the Southern Yucatan, Mexico. My posts will be very sporadic for the next little while... I´ve been experimenting with the wonderful fresh local ingredients down here - here´s a sweet little recipe:

One lovely (and simple) way to enjoy fresh pineapple (which is abundant in these parts) is this:

piña con tequila, limon y sal
(pineapple with tequila, lime, and salt)

cut a fresh pineapple into large bite-sized chunks
place in a shallow serving bowl (or plate)
sprinkle with 1 shot of fine sipping tequilla (choose a reposado, or añejo)
squeeze the juice of 1 small lime all over
sprinkle a bit of fresh sea salt on top
enjoy right away!

...and be sure to drink the juice that´s left in the bowl after. :)