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Friday, March 27, 2015

Grilled Pineapple

1 cup light brown sugar
3 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. vanilla
pinch of salt
1 ripe pineapple, cut into long wedges

Whisk together the first four ingredients. Toss pineapple wedges in the brown sugar mixture and coat well. Set aside for about 10 minutes.

While the pineapple is marinating, heat your grill over medium heat.

If grilling on a BB-Q, place a piece of tin foil over the grates. This will help to initially keep the juices from the marinade close to the pineapple, causing a beautiful caramelization of the sugars. After about 2 minutes on each side, remove the foil and let grill marks form on each side of pineapple, about 1-2 minutes on each side.

The pineapple should should be firm enough to hold itself together, but soft enough to easily slice with a butter knife. Let cool for 10 minutes, and enjoy.

DO NOT forget to clean off your grill as soon as you're finished. Once the pineapple wedges have been removed, Turn up the heat and close your grill lid for about five minutes, to char the sugars on the grate. Once that happens, you can easily scrape off the charred sugar with your grill brush.

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