Thursday, April 7, 2011

grilled pineapple!

have you ever tried this?! it's like ambrosia, straight from the gods. o my word. my kids declared it their favorite dessert and it was gone in a second. this is the first time i have tried to make it so i'm sure there will be adaptations to come, but it was a good start, let me tell you. :)

one pineapple allowed each child to have their own spear of pineapple and mommy and daddy had two spears. there are six of us, so if you're serving a crowd double this.

one fresh pineapple
1/4 c. brown sugar*

cut top and bottom off of the pineapple and then cut the rind off with long slices down the sides, being careful not to leave those pesky rough bubbles behind. cut into quarters the long way and cut the tough center off of each quarter. now, slice each quarter into three long spears of pineapple. grill on medium heat until you've got lovely grill marks and an amazing smell. place on a plate and sprinkle with brown sugar. the sugar should melt and make a caramel-y glaze. mmmm. pictures to come soon, i promise.

*if you care to pass up the sugar, it's optional. without sugar the pineapple is pretty amazing too. also, i have heard that balsamic vinegar makes a great drizzle in the middle of grilling. i haven't tried it yet, but that may be next.