Grapefruit Salsa a great topping for Chicken or Fish

The baby is like a daily reminder of the great Pavlov Dog experiment where Ivan Pavlov would ring a bell and the dogs began to salivate in anticipation of the food. The baby’s Pavlov experiment involves the tasting corner at Trader Joes. He will lip-smack and point until we get to the station, heaven help us if we’ve timed our day wrong and they don’t have any treats ready. The baby generally has a good appetite and will eat anything, especially if it comes out of the tasting corner. That was until they tried to sell him on their new Ruby Rio Grapefruit Juice. The sour contorted look on his face was priceless. Him tossing the full cup on the ground in disgust however was less than priceless.

As mentioned in my previous blog Pomelo Margarita, I am not a fan of grapefruit. Yet, there it is in my CSA basket this week. If I had to endure a diet that consisted of grapefruit for breakfast I’d rather starve. I don’t believe you can put enough sugar on it to make me want to eat it especially at breakfast, a meal which I believe should consist solely of carbs and coffee.

At least the baby has my back. I decide we must do something to make this fruit palatable. It will never suit my palate at breakfast so when the in-laws brought over some salmon to grill, I decided to whip up this quick salsa to accompany.  Hubs soaked some cedar planks and smoked the fish in the pouring rain (the 30 minutes it decided to rain this week had to occur when we were grilling outdoors).  The result was actually quite good and would also be great on chicken and other types of seafood.  

Grapefruit Salsa

2 medium-sized grapefruit

1 large orange

1 Roma tomato

5 Tbl. freshly chopped cilantro

1 Tbl. Olive oil

Salt and Pepper to taste

Peel and slice grapefruit and oranges. Chop the tomato into smaller pieces. Toss gently with olive oil and chopped cilantro. Season with salt and pepper. Spoon over cooked fish or chicken.


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