Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Grilled Pineapple

A spectacular finale to your Independence Day meal - grilled pineapple!

When you fire up the grill this summer, don't forget dessert! Grilled pineapple, topped with ice cream and caramel sauce, makes a great summer treat! It is super simple, too. Here are the instructions:
1. Slice rings of fresh pineapple (not more than 1 inch thick)
2. If using outdoor grill, place on grill over medium coals or medium gas heat; grill each side approximately 5 minutes, or until grill marks develop. If using a grill pan on the stove, heat pan to medium; grill approximately 5 minutes on each side, or until grill marks develop.

3. Remove from grill, let cool 2-3 minutes (I didn't do this, but added the step because I should have - my ice cream melted way too quickly on the hot pineapple!).
4.Top with vanilla ice cream (and topping of your choice) and serve immediately.

I used a quick, homemade rum-caramel sauce (equal parts butter and brown sugar, with a splash of Bacardi Gold, heated in a saucepan). Other options for toppings:
Chocolate sauce or syrup
Chopped nuts

Happy grilling and happy Independence Day!

1 comment:

kadie said...

This recipe is yummy. I also have a variation I use with a pear and cinnamon ice cream.