Fennel and Grapefruit Salad
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Remove the peel and white pith from the grapefruits. Working over a large bowl to catch the juices and using a small sharp knife, cut the grapefruits between the membranes to release the segments into the bowl. Squeeze the membranes into the bowl to extract as much liquid as possible.
Strain the grapefruit juice into a measuring cup and set the grapefruit segments aside. You should have about 1/2 cup of grapefruit juice. Add enough grapefruit juice to the accumulated grapefruit juice to equal 1 3/4 cups of juice total.
In a small heavy saucepan, simmer 1 1/2 cups of the juice over medium-high heat for about 12 minutes, or until it is reduced to 1/4 cup and has a thick syrup-like consistency. Set the grapefruit reduction syrup aside.
In a large bowl, toss the lettuce leaves, fennel slices, and reserved grapefruit segments. Divide the salad among 4 plates.
In a medium heavy saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat, swirling the pan occasionally, for about 2 minutes, or until it is a nutty brown. Add the capers, tarragon, and remaining 1/4 cup of grapefruit juice. Season the sauce to taste with salt and pepper.
Drizzle the sauce over the salads, then drizzle the grapefruit reduction syrup over the salads and serve.