Easy Grilled Pineapple

March 19, 2022
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Grilled Pineapple Recipe is indispensable for summer barbecues! It is the perfect complement to your meals as a side dish or even dessert.

Grilled Pineapple is a pineapple slice caramelized with brown sugar and oil/butter. One of the tastiest fruits you can grill is pineapple. This quick and easy recipe pairs perfectly with grilled teriyaki chicken, salsa, and salads.

Enjoy the pineapple that softens on the grill and melts in your mouth. Try this grilled tropical fruit recipe for a quick and healthy recipe that will spice up barbecue parties. Learn How To Grill The Pineapple?.

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Taste Score: %80
Difficulty Easy
Servings 4-6 people
Preparation 10 mins
Cooking 6 mins
Total 16 mins

Tips

  • Use ripe and fresh pineapple. Ripe pineapple contains natural sugar that will help caramelize the fruit. Also, be sure to use fresh pineapple. Canned pineapple and frozen pineapple are not suitable for grilling.
  • Make sure the pineapple is not too hard or too soft.
  • When cutting the pineapple, remove the core. In this way, you can reduce the burning of the pineapple mouth.
  • Cut the pineapple into large slices. Cut the pineapple slices into rings or long strips so that the fruit does not fall on the grate.
  • Make sure you don't slice the pineapples too thin. Slice the pineapple into 1/2-1 inch thick slices.In this way, the shape of the pineapples is not distorted during grilling.
  • Preheat and oil the grill to prevent the pineapple slices from sticking to the grill. Use a neutral oil such as sunflower oil, canola oil or grapeseed oil to lubricate the grill.
  • Rinse the pineapple before frying.
  • While grilling the pineapple, let it sit on the grill for 2 minutes on each side.
  • You can use orange juice, lemon juice, or lime juice to add citrus flavor to pineapple. This adds sweetness to the pineapple without affecting its taste. It also reduces the acidity of pineapple.
  • Instead of brown sugar, you can use honey, maple syrup, agave syrup, coconut sugar or molasses.
  • Add dairy products such as ice cream or yogurt to the recipe.
  • To make grilled pineapple more smoky flavor, add ¼ teaspoon chili powder or 1 teaspoon rum to the recipe.
  • You can make this recipe using an outdoor grill, an electric grill, or a grill pan.

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Preheat a grill or grill pan over medium heat.
  2. Peel the pineapple. Then remove the core of it. Cut ½ inch thick ring slices.
  3. In a small mixing bowl, mix canola oil, brown sugar, maple syrup, salt, and cinnamon.
  4. Spread the sugar mixture on both sides of the pineapple rings with a cooking brush.
  5. Grease the grill pan or gas grill.
  6. Arrange the pineapple slices evenly on the grill. Cook each side of the pineapple for about 3 minutes, until golden brown and tender to get the grill marks.
  7. Brush the pineapple with excess sauce in the pan before serving.
  8. Squeeze the lemon juice and serve it.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 Grilled Pineapple
Serves 4-6
Amount Per Serving
Calories157
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11.3 g14.5%
Sodium 96 mg4.2%
Protein 0.4 g0.8%
Potassium 89 mg1.9%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

What Is Grilled Pineapple?

Grilled Pineapple is caramelized pineapple with sugar and oil. Sliced into rings or strips, the pineapple is grilled until caramelized. Grilled Pineapple is usually served as a side dish.

It can be done on a grill, an electric grill, or a grill pan. In this grilled fruit recipe, the grill temperature breaks down the bromelain enzyme found in pineapple. In this way, it reduces the burning sensation of fresh pineapple in the mouth.

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How to Pick Pineapple for Grilled Pineapple?

Take care to choose ripe and firm pineapple for this recipe. Press lightly on it to check for ripeness. If it is firm and juicy, it means it is ripe. But if it's too hard, it's not mature yet. Also, choose fresh pineapple over canned pineapple. Check the leaves of the pineapples. If the leaves of the pineapple are dark green, they are fresh. The smell of the fruit is also decisive.

How to Cut Pineapple for Grilled Pineapple?

For the Grilled Pineapple recipe, you can cut the pineapples into rings or long strips. First, cut off both ends of the pineapple. Then cut off the outer peel, following the pineapple's curves. Cut the pineapple in half. Remove the core by rotating it with the help of a knife or spoon. Slice the pineapples lengthwise to cut them into long horizontal strips and horizontally to slice into rings.

What To Serve with Grilled Pineapple?

This Grilled Pineapple recipe can be served in many ways. It is an ideal side dish especially for summer. It goes well with salads, sandwiches or chicken dishes. It can be served with Tex-Mex dishes.

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How to Store Grilled Pineapple?

After grilling pineapples, you can store them in the refrigerator or freezer. After cooling the grilled pineapples, store them in the refrigerator in an airtight container. This way, it will last 2-3 days.

To freeze grilled pineapple, let them cool completely. Put the pineapple slices in the freezer bag and freeze for 1-2 months. Put it in the refrigerator the night before consuming it.

Recipe byPetite Gourmets

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