Grapefruit Recipes

Juicy and sweet-tart, grapefruit peaks in late winter and early spring, just when we're craving its bright, sunny flavor the most. Whether eaten out of hand, juiced for cocktails or a marinade, segmented for a salad, frozen for granita, broiled, or grilled, it's one of our favorite fruits.

Glazed Grapefruit cake

Glazed Grapefruit Cake

Broiled, sugared grapefruit slices and a citrus glaze top this moist cake scented with zest. See the recipe for Glazed Grapefruit Cake »Ingalls Photography
Grapefruit and Seafood Ceviche

Grapefruit and Seafood Ceviche

Grapefruit juice, fiery jalapeño, and fragrant ginger transform shrimp, scallops, and calamari into an aromatic, spicy salad. Get the recipe »Ingalls Photography
Dtam Som Oo (Thai Pomelo Salad)

Dtam Som Oo (Thai Pomelo Salad)

Sweet pomelo pairs beautifully with chiles, peanuts, and mint in this recipe for a classic Thai salad from Talde in Brooklyn, New York. See the recipe for Dtam Som Oo »Ingalls Photography

Gluten-Free Grapefruit Cake

Gluten-Free Grapefruit Cake
This moist cake soaked with citrus-infused syrup gets its nutty flavor and hearty texture from a blend of almond flour and coarsely ground yellow cornmeal.Helen Rosner

Rum-Broiled Grapefruit

Rich dark rum is brushed over grapefruit halves, which are then sprinkled with sugar and cayenne pepper before broiling. See the recipe for Rum-Broiled Grapefruit »Ingalls Photography

Risotto with Grapefruit and Seared Scallops

Risotto with Grapefruit and Seared Scallops
Sweet sea scallops complement this creamy prosciutto-laced risotto accented with tart grapefruit.Ingalls Photography
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Grapefruit Terrine

Grapefruit is suspended in orange-liqueur-spiked gelatin in this recipe adapted from one in Stéphane Reynaud's book Terrine (Phaidon Press, 2008). See the recipe for Grapefruit Terrine »Ingalls Photography
Grapefruit-and-Sugar-Rubbed Pork Tenderloin

Grapefruit-and-Sugar-Rubbed Pork Tenderloin

Slathered on pork tenderloin and roasted, a marinade of grapefruit, brown sugar, and spices caramelizes to an exquisite crust.Ingalls Photography
Sparkling Vanilla-Grapefruit Granita

Sparkling Vanilla-Grapefruit Granita

Fragrant vanilla enhances the taste of this refreshing, slushy dessert.Ingalls Photography
Sautéed Crab with Avocado, Grapefruit and Herb Salad

Sautéed Crab with Avocado, Grapefruit and Herb Salad

Crabmeat is rubbed with a smoky chile paste, then sautéed and tossed in a refreshing salad of creamy avocado, tart grapefruit, and herbs.Penny De Los Santos
Grapefruit & Habanero Skirt Steak with Grilled Tomato Salsa

Grapefruit & Habanero Skirt Steak with Grilled Tomato Salsa

Sweet papaya and tart ruby red grapefruit juice tame the heat of the Scotch bonnet pepper in the marinade for the steak, while the vegetables for the accompanying jalapeño-laced salsa get charred on the fire along with the meat.Todd Coleman

Grapefruit Campari Granita

Sweet and peach-hued, the winning combination of ruby red grapefruit juice and bitter Campari becomes even more refreshing when frozen. We like to enjoy this granita as a pre-dinner treat.Laura Sant

Pollo en Escabeche Oriental (Yucatan-Style Chicken and Onion Stew)

Delicately spiced, tangy escabeche, a preparation typical of the Yucatan, makes a vibrant marinade and sauce for stewed chicken. The grapefruit, orange, and lime juices called for in this recipe approximate the flavor of the Yucatan's sour oranges, which are difficult to get here.James Oseland
Whole Cranberry Sauce

Whole Cranberry Sauce

Fresh orange and grapefruit juice add zest to this seasonal staple. **See the Recipe for Whole Cranberry Sauce »**Vanessa Rees

Pollo Pibil (Yucatan-Style Chicken with Achiote)

Marinated in a crimson achiote and citrus juice marinade and served with pickled onions, this chicken dish is eaten all over the Yucatan. It gets an additional layer of flavor from the banana leaves that line the inside of the pot, but should you opt not to use them, the result will still be delicious.James Oseland

Grapefruit Cake

This citrus-spiked sheet cake is a Texas potluck favorite. **See the Recipe for Grapefruit Cake »**André Baranowski

Lobster and Avocado Salad

The recipe for this salad is from chef Jeremy Marshall of Aquagrill in New York City. **See the Recipe for Lobster and Avocado Salad »**Andre Baranowski