I really want to get as many grapefruit processed as quickly as possible - I need my floor space back! I figured the easiest way to do this was to start of making marmalade. I quickly learnt that marmalade uses surprisingly few grapefruit to make a surprisingly huge volume of jam. So the first four grapefruit, plus two lemons are chopped up and soaking. I'm using the Edmond's cookbook recipe - there are billions out there to choose from. I think I'm going to make another batch - but a bit more lemony and with some ginger - I think it will be lovely with chicken.
Next I decided to make Grapefruit Cordial. I first had this at a friend's house, and she pointed out that the recipe came from Cuisine magazine. This makes a really refreshing drink - perfect with sparkling water. I made a double batch. These grapefruit are super juicy - I stopped bothering with the juicer and just squeezed with my hands. I used ten grapefruit for this recipe (couldn't get zest off a couple of them). I think I'll be making another couple of batches as it is a great way to use them up, stores well in the fridge and has been one of my past Christmas gifts for friends and family.
One of the recipes I found requires juice - I'm going to make a grapefruit and mint vinaigrette. But I don't need it know so decided to freeze blocks of juice. With the skin I decided to create grapefruit peel - this was really fun. I wanted something that I could just leave in the cupboard (as I suspect my freezer will soon house a lot of frozen juice). The peel I will use in baking, and to decorate my planned grapefruit curd cupcakes.
I feel really bad about all the leftover grapefruit. My worm farm doesn't take kindly to citrus, so it is all going in the bin. Any ideas?