Spring is here. This means sunny days are likely breaking up the rainy, windy days and you’re longing for the long nights of summer. Well, even though it’s not summer, we say it’s ok to pull out that dusty grill that’s been sitting covered for the winter months. What’s better than firing up the grill and throwing on some juicy meat, or better yet, juicy pineapple? Pineapples are sweet and succulent right now and boy, there’s nothing like the flavor of grilled pineapple. So…what are you waiting for?
1 large ripe pineapple
3 t honey
1 t freshly squeezed lemon or lime juice
1/2 t freshly ground black pepper
Trim, core, and peel pineapple. Cut into quarters from top to bottom. Slice out the core from each quarter. Cut each quarter slice into four pieces (two pieces lengthwise and two crosswise). Y ou should now have 12 wedges of pineapple (about 3-inch by 1-inch each).
In a small bowl, combine honey, lemon or lime juice, and black pepper. Brush the glaze onto each slice of pineapple, coating completely.
Preheat barbecue grill. Either oil or spray the grill rack with non-stick cooking spray. Place pineapple wedges on the grill and cook approximately 4 minutes on each side (turning so that grill marks are on all sides) until the pineapple becomes fragrant and starts to dry out on the surface. NOTE: Don’t overcook, or they’ll turn mushy.
Remove from the grill and brush with any additional glaze one more time. Serve and enjoy!
Makes 6 servings.
Recipe couresy of: http://www.yourhomebasedmom.com/grilled-pineapple/