Monday, June 18, 2012

Sadie's Sassy Grilled Pineapple

This recipe is from Josie S. Kilpack's latest culinary mystery Banana Split.  I love these books, and I love trying out the recipes in them!  :)  We tried this grilled pineapple a couple of weeks back, and really liked the flavor!  This recipe is definitely a 'keeper,' one we'll make again!

  • 1 teaspoon honey 
  • 3 tablespoons melted butter or balsamic vinegar 
  • Dash of cayenne pepper 
  • 1 fresh pineapple, peeled, cored, and sliced into 3/4-inch thick rings 
  • Dash of salt 
Combine the honey, butter or vinegar, and cayenne pepper in a large zip-top bag. Add pineapple slices and allow to marinate for at least 1 hour. Grill 4 to 5 minutes, turning halfway through, on cleaned and lightly oiled grill. Serve warm. Notes: If using canned, sliced pineapple, dry rings on a paper towel before marinating. You can also thread 1-inch chunks of fresh or canned pineapple onto metal skewers or soaked bamboo skewers instead of grilling pineapple rings. (Most grocery stores will core the pineapple for you if you ask a produce employee.) Pineapple can also be broiled in the oven on the middle rack for 15 minutes, turning halfway through.