January 2002


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  • Using a sharp knife, peel the grapefruits, removing all of the bitter white pith. Working over a bowl, cut in between the membranes, releasing the sections into the bowl. Squeeze the juice from the membranes into the bowl.

  • In a skillet, combine the water, sugar, ginger, star anise, clove and vanilla bean and bring to a boil, stirring, until the sugar is dissolved. Simmer over moderate heat until the syrup is slightly reduced, about 10 minutes. Remove the ginger, star anise, clove and vanilla.

  • Add the grapefruit and juice to the skillet and cook over moderate heat for 1 minute. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the grapefruit to a serving bowl. Simmer the syrup over moderate heat until reduced to 2 cups, about 5 minutes. Pour the syrup over the grapefruit and garnish with the crystallized ginger. Serve warm or at room temperature, with yogurt.