Basil Poached Oranges and Grapefruit

Total Time:
10 min
Prep:
5 min
Cook:
5 min

Yield:
2 servings

Ingredients
  • 1 small grapefruit
  • 2 oranges
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 vanilla bean, split
  • 6 leaves fresh basil, plus extra for garnish
  • Lemon sorbet or vanilla ice cream for serving
Directions
  • Using a very sharp knife, peel the grapefruit and oranges, discarding the skins (be sure to remove all of the white pith). Slice the fruit into 1/4-inch rounds, removing pits as you go. Set aside in a medium non-reactive bowl.

  • In a medium non-reactive pan, combine the water, sugar, lemon juice. Scrape the seeds from the vanilla bean and add the seeds and bean to the liquid. Bring to a gentle simmer for 5 minutes. Thinly slice 6 of the basil leaves and toss over the citrus rounds.

  • Remove liquid from heat and strain over the citrus and basil. Refrigerate until chilled.

  • Serve the chilled fruit and liquid over Lemon Sorbet or Vanilla Ice Cream. Garnish with fresh basil.


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