A great dessert or side dish, when served with grilled chicken in the summer, is sweet and juicy grilled pineapple.
In this recipe, pineapple slices are grilled until they are juicy and sweet. This fruit goes well with hogs, poultry, and shellfish. It is also quite delicious when served as a dessert with some vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.
Grilled Pineapple Done Right
- Grilled pineapple is incredibly adaptable and goes well with both savory and sweet foods. It goes well with meat, poultry, and particularly seafood dishes like salmon and shrimp.
- Chop it up and put it on skewers with things like these teriyaki-marinated chicken kabobs.
- It’s the ideal balance of sweet and tart due to its vibrant, acidic flavor and how the sugar caramelizes on the outside!
- In this recipe, pineapples are affordable and simple to prepare.
A pineapple This dish calls for juicy, fresh pineapple. Although fresh pineapple tastes finest, frozen or canned pineapple is still a fantastic choice.
Brown sugar aids in a slight improvement in the caramelization of the slices. Replace it with some honey or maple syrup.
Flavorings: We prefer a small amount of ground ginger, but you may also use cinnamon, lime juice, or a pinch of chile pepper.
- For a stronger flavor, add a little rum to the marinade.
- Substitute melted butter for the oil.
- For added sweetness, add some coconut flakes.
How to Prepare a Pineapple for the Grill
Pineapples can be chopped in a few different ways. Although you can also use a knife, a spiral pineapple cutter will always produce even pieces of pineapple:
- Start by removing the pineapple’s top and bottom.
- On a cutting board, place the pineapple standing up on the cut end. Remove the outer layer of skin.
- Then, turn it over and cut it into even slices (or, if you prefer, pineapple spears).
If you’re pressed for time, pineapple spears or slices are typically available in the produce section of supermarkets. In this recipe, both options will work.
However, canned pineapple is a little bit more delicate.
This dessert or dinner recipe for grilled pineapple is incredibly simple to make.
- Slice the pineapple (above) into 1/2-inch discs after cutting it.
- As directed in the recipe below, combine the remaining ingredients and, if time permits, marinate for 30 minutes to 24 hours.
- Grill pineapple slices on both sides after removing them from the marinade (3-4 minutes). Until the sugar has caramelized and the pineapple has grill marks, brush on more marinade.
Advice & Methods
- Make sure the pineapple you purchase has more yellow and vibrant green color. It shouldn’t have any creases or mushy, brown spots.
- Observe its eyes! The eyes ought to be big and flat, and they ought to be nearly the same size.
- It can be chopped and tossed in salsa or strung on a fruit kabob and dipped in yogurt. Add it to cakes that contain crushed pineapple, or serve it with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream on top.
This quick & easy Grilled Pineapple is perfect as a dessert, or as a side dish for grilled chicken or pork!
|five minutes to prepare
cook time: 6 minutes
marinate time:30 minutes
total time: 41 minutes
servings: 6 slices
- 1 fresh pineapple
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- Set the grill to medium-high heat.
- Remove pineapple’s skin and slice into 12″ disks.
- In a small bowl, mix the ginger, brown sugar, and olive oil. Add to the pineapple, coat thoroughly, and let sit for at least 30 minutes or up to 24 hours to marinate.
- Salt the pineapple after removing it from the marinade.
- Grill pineapple 3-4 minutes per side or until brown sugar caramelizes.
Leftover pineapple can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3-4 days.
Calories: 132 | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 100mg | Potassium: 171mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 88IU | Vitamin C: 72mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 1mg