Friday, July 20, 2012

{Grilled Pineapple with Brown Sugar Glaze}

Need a tasty side dish to go along with all that BBQ-ing you've been doing this Summer?  May I recommend grilled pineapple with brown sugar glaze.  Every time I make this for people they love it and ask for the recipe.

Grilled pineapple with brown sugar glaze

Fresh pineapple
1-2 cups brown sugar
1 stick butter
1 tsp vanilla extract
a pinch or two of sea salt

1. Cut pineapple into rounds.  I like to remove the middle but you don't have to.  I usually do 2-3 pineapples.  Turn grill on to high heat.

2.  In a bowl melt butter.  I find by cubing the butter it melts faster.
3. Add brown sugar to melted butter and stir until well incorporated.  Put mixture back in microwave for 20 more seconds - this helps melt the sugar and butter together.

If you are doing this on the stove top, stir mixture until well incorporated on medium-low.  Be sure and remove from heat before the mixture comes to a boil!
4.Add Vanilla and a couple pinches of Sea Salt.
5.Try your hardest not to eat all the brown sugar/carmel mixture.  It's harder then you think!
6.Place pineapple circles onto grill.   Quickly brush each circle with a generous amount of the brown sugar glaze.  

Flip circles, glazed side down, then glaze the other "naked" side.

Wait 2-3 minutes until glaze has carmelized and grill has produced beautiful grill marks, then flip over and grill other side.

I usually repeat this process twice (sometimes three times depending on how thick I cut the pineapple).

7.Remove and serve.  This dish is best served while still warm.  

I like to serve this as a side to grilled Teriyaki chicken or it can be added to a Teriyaki burger.

This can also be served as a dessert on top of vanilla ice cream.



mpatterson said...

Yum! Also, where'd you get your measuring cups? Like!

Carrie Rhoades said...

Made this for dinner last night and the family loved it!,