Grilled Pineapple Is A Tasty Side for Barbecued Meats or an Elegant Topping for Desserts. Brown Sugar and Rum Give It A Special Flavor. Grilled Pineapple Also Makes a Delicious Snack On Its Own.
Grilled Pineapple would look beautiful served in chunks in the hollowed-out shell of the pineapple with the leaves attached. After many attempts at cutting out the stem, and cutting the fruit into chunks, I was afraid I would be left with crushed pineapple (which would totally taste awesome but not be so much of a finger food.) So, for the second pineapple I turned to one of my favorite kitchen gadgets: the pineapple corer. This wonderful gadget cuts the core out of the pineapple while at the same time slicing it into rings that look like they just came out of a can. I think that also looks very pretty and saves a lot of time. This recipe would also work well with peaches or other summer fruit.
The alcohol is supposed to burn off during cooking but I am not sure how much alcohol is left after the pineapple is grilled. Since I don’t think there is any way to test it, I suggest that you offer this to adult guests only. An alcohol-free version could be made using rum extract mixed with 4 ounces of fruit juice.
If you cook these on the grill, use a grill tray so that the pieces don’t fall between the grids. If you don’t have a tray with small holes, you can substitute an aluminum disposable pan with holes punched in the bottom to let the smoke through. If you don’t have a pan, put them on a sheet of aluminum foil with some ventilation holes.
Is Grilled Pineapple good for you?
Pineapple is delicious and contains high amounts of Vitamin C and Manganese. It is also high in fiber.
Can I grill canned pineapple?
What spices go well with Grilled Pineapple?
Warm spices such as cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice and cloves are all delicious with pineapple . Slices of fresh ginger would be a tasty addition to the marinade.
- 2 pineapples large
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 4 ounces rum
Slice pineapples into chunks or rings. If desired, save one half of pineapple shell for serving.
Mix brown sugar and rum. Pour over pineapple pieces in a large bowl or plastic bag.
Cover bowl with plastic wrap. If you are using a plastic bag, I suggest placing it into a bowl to catch leaks.
Place bowl into refrigerator. Marinate two to four hours.
Prepare the grill or broiler for high heat. Grill for 10 minutes until brown and crispy, flipping occasionally.
Remove to serving dish or reserved half pineapple shell.
This recipe was adapted from Dr. BBQ's Big-Time Barbecue Cookbook.