Grilled pineapple is a delicious and easy way to enjoy fresh pineapple. It can be served as a side dish or a main course and is perfect for any occasion.
To grill pineapple, you will need: 1 ripe pineapple, 2 tablespoons of brown sugar, 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil, and 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon. You will also need a grill or grill pan.
Cut the pineapple into thick slices, about 1 inch thick. In a small bowl, mix together the brown sugar, vegetable oil, and ground cinnamon. Rub this mixture onto both sides of the pineapple slices.
Preheat your grill or grill pan over medium-high heat. Add the pineapple slices to the grill or pan and cook for about 4 minutes per side, until they are nicely charred with Grill Marks™. Serve immediately! Enjoy!
Grilled Pineapple Recipe
Pineapple tastes delicious and when you add a little smoke flavor it tastes even better. Carmelizing the natural sugar in that grilled pineapple leads to tasty, healthy sweetness that the whole family will enjoy.
Grilled Pineapple Ingredients (This recipe is a vacation of the popular recipe on What’s Cooking America):
- 1 whole fresh pineapple – give the pineapple a sniff before you buy it. It should smell sweet. The stronger the better. Turn the pineapple upside down for a few hours before preparation to distribute the flavor.
- 3 tablespoons honey or agave nectar
- 1 tablespoon freshly – squeezed lemon juice, lime juice, or orange juice
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly – ground black pepper
Pineapple spears ready for grilling
Cut the pineapple into spears (see pic) and cut off the skin
Combine the honey, lemon, lime or orange juice and black pepper in a small bowl. Use a basting brush to brush the glaze on to each pineapple spear, making sure to coat them completely.
Grill the pineapple wedges for about two to four minutes per side. Basically, you’ll want to flip them as soon as good, solid grill marks appear.
One you start to smell that grilled pineapple smell (or fragrance as some might say) and the wedges start to dry out on the surface, then you are done. Take them off the grill.
Note: Overcooked pineapple gets mushy! It’s because the sugars in the fruit break down fast. Make sure you get that pineapple off the grill fast once it starts to smell sweet.
Last step: Take the pineapple spears off the grill and baste them one more time. Your kids will enjoy and so will you!
Nutritional Facts of Grilled Pineapple Recipe
Grilled pineapple is a delicious and healthy treat. Not only does it taste great, but this recipe also has some incredible nutritional benefits!
Each serving contains 117 calories, 2.3 grams of fat (3% of your daily value), 0.2 grams of saturated fat (1% DV), 26 grams of carbohydrates (9% DV), 2.1g of fiber (8% DV), 21 grams of sugar (42% DV), 3.2 milligrams of sodium (0% DV) and 0.8 gram of protein (2% DV). This recipe is sure to satisfy all your cravings while providing you with the essential vitamins and minerals your body needs to stay healthy!
With its sweet and savory flavors, grilled pineapple is sure to become a staple in your meal rotation. So why not try it out today and start living life to the fullest!
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