Are you grilling some food tonight? Then try this Grilled Pineapple Recipe while you're at it. I like the idea of making dessert outdoors, one less thing to heat up the house with.
We've touched a bit on grilled fruit before, with mixed results, but this one works well and is easy to do. Its a good way to get your kids acquainted with grilling and the payoff is a healthy dessert. Nice.
Grilled Pineapple How To
At its simplest, we take pineapple, slice it up, and place it on an oiled hot grill and keep our eyes on it. Half inch pieces work well for us, any thinner and they burn quickly and can be hard to lift up off the grill. Learn from my experience.
This grilled pineapple can be cooked on a gas or charcoal grill, or you can use the broiler in your oven. In the summer I'm all about keeping heat out of the house, so if we are already grilling some meat or vegetables, I automatically think about grilled fruit. One could also make this in the fireplace with a grate like the one we use in our fireplace cooking videos here.
Variations on grilled pineapple
There are a lot of recipes that say to put the pineapple in a marinade or glaze it with oil or sugar. I don't see the need for this, but go ahead and try it with honey or brown sugar. We drizzle some of our balsamic vinegar reduction on it (video here), and sprinkle on cinnamon or nutmeg. Chunky salt flakes are good too for that sweet - salt thing.
A few thoughts on cutting up pineapple here. You can add the skin and top to the compost pile, but it will take a while for the top of the thing to break down. Its kinda like a cactus or spiny aloe vera plant with thick leaves. One GF viewer suggested saving the skin and cuttings and put them in a juicer, had not hear of that one.
Let me know your thoughts below on how to make grilled pineapple.