High Heels & Grills: Man Mondays: Grilled Pineapple

Monday, August 20, 2012

Man Mondays: Grilled Pineapple

I know, I know, most of you are probably saying to yourselves, "Grilled pineapple, eh? Wouldn't I just cut up a pineapple and put it on a grill? Why do I need a recipe?" Well, I'll tell you Mr. (Mrs.) smart-alec. There is a delicate method of making a man-licious pineapple. Sure, go ahead and do it your way, but unless you give it some thought (like I did FOR you), it will only turn out good. This turned out GREAT!


Now, for story time: Have you ever been to a Brazilian Steakhouse? I have. On nearly every special occasion that we can rationalize, Sarah and I love going to these paradises of meat. After a session of cave-man style meat-eating glory, the best thing to wash it all down with is a sweet, juicy, caramelized piece of pineapple.

Ingredients:
  • 1 pineapple
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • eency, teency, tiny pinch of salt
  • 2 tablespoons water

(See, I told you this wasn't just a piece of pineapple on a grill.)

Directions
  1. To clean the pineapple, cut the leafy head off the pineapple (if you really want, give a war-cry right here to feel extra manly as you see the head of the pineapple roll off the counter). Cut the bottom off (the butt?) and lastly, cut off the outside layer.
  2. I prefer cutting the pineapple into flat slices about 3/4" thick. This helps you get even grill marks across the whole piece. If you have jagged pieces, you will have little chard bits, while the rest of the fruit isn't quite cooked (at least I did, the first time around). Put pineapple aside.
  3. Combine all the other ingredients into a bowl and stir until the sugar is mostly dissolved. Put this mixture in a sauté pan and cook on medium-low heat just until the mixture starts to bubble a little. At this point, it's done. If you cook too much, it will turn into rock-hard delicious candy and will be impossible to apply to the pineapple...though it may be good to nibble on afterwards.
  4. Apply your juicy-goodness-sauce to the pineapple slices. Make sure your grill is nice and hot, and place the pieces on the grill. As the pineapple cooks, add more of the sauce - kind of like a progressive basting process.

The result is a juicy, caramelized niblet of heaven with a touch of nutmeg and cinnamon. You will look so awesome, smart, and handsome as you serve this to your friends over Labor Day. Promise.

-Zach

27 comments:

  1. Thanks for stopping by my blog and following. Can't wait to make this tonight. It will go great with the pork that we are making. I love pineapple.

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  2. Lovely recipe. Looks Yummy. Thanks for charing. Hopping from the Motivated monday link party

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  3. I just pinned that! I would never think to grill pineapple, but I've had it on a squire before with some other grilled fruit you wouldn't think to grill. Hey I am a new follower on GFC. Please stop by sometime! Thanks!

    Heather from Mommy Only Has 2 Hands

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  4. Excuse me, salivating too much to leave a witty or remarkable comment.

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  5. Yum...I love grilled pineapple. Your newest follower from the Monday Mingle.
    Anissa from Chasing Hailey
    http://chasinghailey.blogspot.com/

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  6. I love grilled pineapple and yours looks yummy! Thanks so much for visiting our blog. I've had the best time getting to know you two poking around your blog. We have a Weekend Potluck that begins every Friday morning and would love it if you wanted to stop by and link up some of your yummy dishes. Looking forward to following you!
    ~Kim
    http://sunflowersupperclub.blogspot.com/2012/08/weekend-potluck-31.html

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  7. i need to do this, i love pineapple!

    Have a wonderful week! Stop by nichollvincent.blogspot.com and say hello! :)

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  8. My husband would LOVE this! I'll have to try it :)

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  9. omg what an amazing recipe :)
    thank you for sharing!

    http://bubblemylicorice.blogspot.com/

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  10. My mouth is watering ...

    Stopped in from Southern Lovely's Show and Tell.

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  11. YUM this looks good and I probably would have just put the pineapple on the grill :). Now I know better. Thanks for coming to my blog...and your comment. Following you now and on facebook. We have a linky party every weekend... Please come and join us! Starts Thursday evening through Sunday and we have some great giveaways...my post may not get up until Friday this week because of my work schedule.
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  12. That does look delicious, thanks for the tips!

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  13. I love anything pineapple - and pineapple on the BBQ is scrummy - but now I'm just going to wait for the warmer weather to arrive so I can whip out the barbie and make them... well, let hubs make it anyway! ;)

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  14. Love your recipe for grilled pineapple! It looks very delicious!

    Stopping by your blog from Whatcha Whipped Up Wednesday (I posted #64 - Mango, Banana and Chai Tea Smoothie).

    Pinned!

    Amber @ The Cook's Sister

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  15. i'm stopping by from the link up - i adore grilled pineapple! :)

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  16. Oh man, so here I am drooling over all this delicious food I see in pictures... and its making me very hungry! Except I am living in a hotel right now so I will have to wait till I can test out some of these recipes! I am excited though! And this one especially makes my mouth water because it makes me think of Tucano's which I adore their grilled pineapple! Can't wait to make this!! Thanks for sharing!

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  17. Hello.
    Visiting from Serenity Saturday.

    My wife likes to make kabobs and she always adds pineapple to the sticks. We don't have an outdoor grill, but she uses an indoor tabletop grill or cooks them in the oven. The pineapple tastes so yummy once it's grilled. My mouth is already watering! (smile) Thanks for sharing.

    Moonlight Serenade

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  18. My mouth is watering!!! This looks so good! I'm going to have to try it. Thanks for sharing!

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  19. That looks wonderful! I pinned it. And I'm a new follower.

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  20. Thanks for sharing at All My Bloggy Friends last week! I can't wait to see what you share tomorrow! :)

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  21. I love grilled pineapple... Especially FRESH pineapple....
    Yum!
    Crystelle
    http://www.crystelleboutique.com/

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  22. Yum - o! It is making my mouth water. We grill pineapple all the time but I have never tasted it with anything on it!

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  23. We went out for Brazillian not so long ago, and we all love finishing the meal with this! Sooo tasty!


    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  24. On this sounds so yummy, I loved pineapple and grilling them would so bring out the sweetness in them. Sounds so mouth watering! Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration with Sunday’s Best – you helped make the party a success!

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  25. Yummy. What a nice alternative to fresh pineapple. Thanks so much for linking up to Tasty Thursdays on The Mandatory Mooch. I hope you will link up again. The party will be live tonight. www.mandatorymooch.blogspot.com

    Thanks, Nichi

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  26. Hi Sarah,
    This pineapple looks so good, and my family loves it. This should be a great new spin. Thank you so much for sharing with Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party last week. This weeks Link Party is opened at http://www.adornedfromabove.com/2012/08/free-bee-sweet-hat-pattern-crocheted.html
    Hope to see you there.
    Debi Bolocofsky
    Adorned From Above
    www.adornedfromabove.com

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