Get Fresh: Grapefruit
This fruit is best January through March. Learn the best ways to pick, use and store grapefruit:
Choose a fruit that is heavy for its size.
Look for taut, springy skin with fine pores.
Refrigerate in the crisper for up to 2 weeks.
Avoid skin that has soft spots or is rough and withered.
In a crab roll Combine chopped grapefruit and avocado, shaved fennel, crabmeat and mayonnaise; serve on toasted hot dog buns.
In a ceviche Marinate raw scallops and chopped chiles in grapefruit juice until the scallops are opaque, 1 hour; top with grapefruit segments.
In a sauce Sauté grapefruit segments and juice with shallots until reduced; remove from the heat and stir in cold cubes of butter; serve over a whitefish like tilapia.
In a dressing Whisk together grapefruit juice, honey mustard, olive oil and chopped tarragon, then toss with winter greens like escarole and radicchio.
As a sweet treat Substitute grapefruit juice and peel for lemon in your favorite curd or meringue pie.