Lisa Faulkner’s Florida Grapefruit Recipes
Not only is grapefruit tasty and refreshing, it is also fat-free – and half a Florida grapefruit contains just 60 calories.
Other health benefits of Florida grapefruit: it is cholesterol-free; it is high in fibre to help maintain healthy cholesterol levels, assist with digestion, and may help reduce your risk of colorectal cancer; it’s loaded with vitamin C – half a grapefruit or an 8oz glass of grapefruit juice provides at least 100% of your daily vitamin C intake.
Champagne and Florida Grapefruit Jellies
Makes 4 x approx. 200ml portions
– 6 leaves gelatin
– Approximately 500ml champagne/prosecco/sparkling wine
– 2 tbsp. Florida grapefruit juice
– Zest of 1 Florida grapefruit
– 4 segments of Florida grapefruit
– 100ml water
– 60g caster sugar
Soak the gelatin leaves in cold water for about 5 minutes.
In a pan, heat the water, 100ml of wine, Florida grapefruit juice and zest and the sugar until hot and the sugar has dissolved. Remove from heat. Squeeze the excess water from the gelatin leaves and add to the pan, stirring until it has dissolved too.
Pour into a measuring jug and top up to 800ml. Let this cool.
Take 4 segments and place 1 at the bottom of each glass, then pour the jelly on top and set in the fridge for at least 4 hours.
Florida grapefruit and seabass ceviche tacos
– 480g sea bass fillets
– Juice of 1 lime
– Pink Florida grapefruit, segmented, half used for juice the other half chopped
– A handful of fresh chopped coriander
– 4 spring onions very finely sliced
– 1 red chilli, very finely sliced
– Salt and pepper
– 4 tacos shells
Slice the fillets as finely as you can, and place them in a bowl; add the lime juice, Florida grapefruit juice and chopped segments, chilli, onions, coriander and seasoning.
Heat the tacos in the oven or microwave. Combine with your fingers, and place in tacos . Serve immediately.