The Editor’s Own: Grilled Pineapple Delight

Hi Tasty25ers! I hope this article finds each and everyone of you well and in great health. It’s been a few weeks since i’ve shared one of my Tasty25 culinary creations with you, so here’s another one of my personal favorites! This Grilled Pineapple Delight recipe is a quick 10-minute appetizer and side-dish that you definitely must try during your next outdoor cookout. Sweet & smokey, with a touch of tangy flavor, this recipe is a great way to impress your house guests with something a bit different, while staying true to your healthy diet; only 80 calories per serving, and about 40% of your daily Vitamin-C needs! Happy Cooking, and don’t forget to send me a photo to after you try it out! – David Jones II, Editor of Tasty25 Magazine



What you need:

Pineapple (Firm & ripe)

1 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil

Tbsp. honey

Tbsp. fresh lime juice

1 Tbsp. grated lime zest

1/4 Tsp. ground cloves

1 Tsp. ground cinnamon

1 Tbsp. dark rum (Optional)

Directions: (Approximate cook time: 10 minutes; Serving size – 4-8 adults)

  1. Prepare your fire in a charcoal or gas gas grill.

  2. In a large bowl, combine the olive oil, cloves, cinnamon, honey and lime juice to make the marinade; Whisk to blend together, and set aside.

  3. Next, cut off the crown of leaves and the base of the pineapple. Standing the pineapple upright, use a large sharp knife to pare off the skin, cutting downward just below the surface of the pineapple in long, vertical strips. After this step, cut off any remaining small brown “eyes” on the fruit. Stand the peeled pineapple upright again, and cut it in half lengthwise. Place each pineapple half with the cut-side down, and cut it lengthwise into four long wedges; then slice away the core.

  4. Place pineapple slices in the bowl with the marinade, and stir to coat pineapple.

  5. Place slices on grill and cook about 3 to 4 minutes, basting once or twice with remaining marinade. Turn the fruit and move it to a cooler part of the grill or reduce the heat. Baste again with the marinade. Grill about 3 more minutes until the pineapple is tender and golden.

  6. Take the pineapple from the grill, and place on a platter or individual plates. Brush with rum, if using, and sprinkle slices with the lime zest; Serve hot or warm.

  7. Eat & enjoy!

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