SWEET TOOTH SATURDAYS-GRILLED PINEAPPLE
Welcome to Sweet Tooth Saturday!
Since it's Memorial Day weekend and I know many will be firing up the grill, I decided to post a recipe for grilled pineapple! I happen to LOVE pineapple and eating it grilled is even better! I went to a Thai restaurant recently and had a salad that had grilled pineapple on it and it was divine! If you have never tried it grilled, I'm begging you to because it is fantastic!
Now, as I said in last week's sweet tooth saturday, fruit is wonderful and incidentally more nutritional for you in its natural state. However, I feel it's okay to indulge once in a while!! I found the following recipe on allrecipes.com and it combines pineapple with coconut milk. I think that is another magnificent combination. I have not personally tried this recipe yet, but bet on hearing about it from me in the very near future! Please let me know how it comes out should you decide to give it a whirl as well!
GRILLED PINEAPPLE SLICES
1 fresh pineapple - peeled, cored and cut into rings
1/4 cup canned coconut milk
1/2 cup cinnamon sugar
Preheat a grill for medium heat. When the grill is hot, lightly oil the grate.
Place the coconut milk and cinnamon sugar into separate dishes. Dip slices of pineapple into coconut milk, then coat in cinnamon sugar.
Grill slices for 6 minutes on each side. Remove to plates, and serve.
When I go to the Farmers Market, you can take the whole pineapple to the counter and they will slice the skin off and core it for you. If you don't have that luxury and want some directions on cutting up a pineapple into slices, click here.
Some facts about Pineapples from fruitsandveggiesmorematters.com:
Select pineapples with dark green leaves and heavy for size. Avoid those with soft or dark spots and dry looking leaves. Eat as soon as possible and refrigerate cut pineapple for 2-3 days. Pineapples are very high in Vitamin C.
Pineapples are currently in season, so enjoy!!