It’s Friday and it is bright and sunny outside. I am thinking SPRING even though we had a snowstorm last night with an additional 8 inches or more of fresh heavy snow on the ground. Maybe we should just skip spring and go right into summer. For sure Grilled Pineapple speaks of summer and before long the warm weather will be here. We have to think positive, my friends!
Pineapples can be hard on the stomach for some as it can be pretty acidic. This acidity can be reduced somewhat by grilling as grilling does wonderful things to the fruit. It caramelizes the sugars and intensifies the flavor. It also gives it a fantastic fragrance and beautiful golden color which is most appetizing.
Grilled Pineapple is a delicious accompaniment to grilled and roasted meats. I love it with curries too as it helps neutralize the creaminess of the curry. Grilled Pineapple also makes a sweet and tasty snack or dessert perfect for any time of the day.
In the recipe below, I made only 2 full slices of pineapple using the leftover cinnamon sugar from when I made these Whole Baked Sweet Potatoes. A fresh batch of cinnamon sugar is sufficient for 4 full slices of pineapple.
Since it is still snowy outside, I grilled the pineapple on the stove using my cast iron grill pan. Most definitely do it on the grill outdoors in the summer. Can’t wait to fire up the grill but for now they work just as well on the grill pan.
- 4 round slices of pineapple, each ½ inch thick
- 4 tsp granulated sugar
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 tbsp vegetable oil
- Cut each slice of pineapple into semi circles.
- Combine granulated sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl. Mix well. Sprinkle over pineapple slices on both sides.
- Heat up a cast iron grill pan on the stove. Brush pan with vegetable oil.
- Place pineapple slices on the pan and grill for 3 to 4 minutes on each side. You may have to do it in 2 batches.
- Remove and serve immediately.
Light, fruity, fragrant, sweet, and delicious Grilled Pineapple, a taste of the Tropics in the dead of winter.
This winter is the coldest and most brutal I’ve ever experienced since moving here. We have also had the most snow. Here are a few pictures taken at 1:30pm today. Our driveway has extended by about 15 feet because of the enormous snow pile in front of the house. In the summer, I would not be able to reach that arching tree trunk when I stood under that tree.
The snow piles as seen on the other side of the driveway.
This is one of the pictures in my Service Patio Project album shared on Facebook in June, 2013.
This is what the patio looks like now. Those 4 humps on the right hand side are the tops of the blue flower pots. Spring cannot come sooner!
Enjoy…..and have a wonderful day!