Monday, January 6, 2014

Grilled Pineapple - 52 Condiments or Desserts from the Grill

There is nothing better off the grill than fresh pineapple, sliced, seasoned and BBQed.

Served on a hamburger...

Served as a dessert... alone or decorated with a little scoop of ice cream.

It also has the advantage of being about as easy as it gets.

I served these up as Blue Cheese Pineapple Hawaiian burgers, Grilled Potato wedges with white Cheddar sauce and these Grilled Pineapples for dessert...  GOOD GRILLING EATS!

OK... No real recipe as there are only a couple of ingredients and a couple of steps...

You need a fresh pineapple.  Cut the ends, cut the sides and slice about 1 inch thick.  Remove the hard core (I bought a special cookie cutter that fits perfect, or simply use a pairing knife and cut a circle).

If that sounds like it would be harder than I described .. it is.  But the good folks at AllRecipes has produced a video that shows how to select a fresh pineapple and how to cut one... Click HERE to see the video.  Once you watch it, the only hard part becomes a snap!

Once you have your rings, simply set your grill to medium high heat, preheat it (convenient as this is usually the last thing that I grill before serving).

I drizzle the rings with a bit of Olive Oil (so they do not stick to the grill).

I then sprinkle some brown sugar on the rings.  the sugar melts into the pineapple, adding extra sweetness... about 1/2 tsp per side per ring.

For an extra kick, a tiny pinch of Cayenne Pepper as it grills gets that wonderful heat/sweet taste combination!

For extra contrast, a sprinkle of a mild paprika makes the rings pretty!

Grill about 5 minutes per side.  Just enough to heat and get tiny grill marks.  be careful not to over cook and allow all the juices to run out.

Hot, Juicy and SWEET is what we want!      ENJOY


So,  I am pleased to list this as one of my Growing list of  "52 Grilling Time Secret Extras" or "52 Ways to Cook BBQ and Grilling Recipes"!!!

Well over 52 recipes actually as I just can't stop... Over 100 in one grilling season (I love to grill!). But not just leat... Drinks, Condiments (LOTS of different BBQ sauces), Drinks, Desserts... even specialty items like GRILLED Pizza, and fun shaped Watermelons.  Easy and these ideas will make you the MASTER of your Backyard Domain!


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