Citrus Salad with Star Anise Syrup

by Brennans Market Admin

Serving Size: Serves 8


1/3 cup sugar

1/3 cup water

3 whole star anise

5 large ruby red or pink grapefruit

4 Blood oranges

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This colorful salad can be made one day ahead and chilled.

Dissolve sugar in water in a small heavy saucepan over medium heat, stirring.  Add star anise and simmer 5 minutes.  Let stand off heat 30 minutes.  Cut peel, including white pith, from fruit with a sharp knife.  Cut segments free from membranes into a bowl.  Squeeze juice from membranes into bowl.  Add syrup with star anise to fruit and juice and stir gently.  Remove star anise before serving if desired.