Grilled Pineapple Recipes
Pineapple is one of those unique fruits that tastes amazing both fresh and grilled. There’s something about the smoky, caramelized flavor that grilled pineapple develops that just takes it to the next level.
If you’ve never grilled pineapple before, you’re in for a real treat. It’s incredibly easy to do, and the results are absolutely delicious. Whether you’re grilling pineapple as a side dish or using it as topping for a grilled pizza or cake, it’s sure to please.
Here are just a few reasons why you should give grilled pineapple a try:
- It’s a simple and quick method to add a touch of sweetness to any meal.
- Grilled pineapple is healthy, low in calories, and fat-free.
- It’s the perfect way to use up ripe or overripe pineapple.
- The grilling process brings out the natural sugars in pineapple, making it even sweeter.
- Grilled pineapple is incredibly versatile and can be used in sweet or savory dishes.
How to prepare a pineapple for grilling
When it comes to grilling pineapple, there are a few different ways you can cut it. For thick slices that will stay put on the grill, cut the pineapple crosswise into rounds that are about 1-inch thick. If you want thinner slices or rings, cut the pineapple lengthwise.
To make criss cross patterns on top of the pineapple slices, use a sharp knife to make shallow cuts in a crosshatch pattern. Just be careful not to cut all the way through the fruit.
How long does it take to grill a pineapple
The length of time you grill pineapple will depend on how thick your slices are and how hot your grill is. For thick slices, grill for about 2 to 3 minutes per side. For thinner slices or rings, grill for 1 to 2 minutes per side.
You’ll know the pineapple is done when it’s nicely browned and caramelized on the outside and soft and juicy on the inside.
Is it possible to grill pineapple with the skin on?
Yes, you can grill pineapple with the skin on. Just be sure to wash the skin we’ll first to remove any dirt or debris. Cut off the crown and stem, then slice the pineapple into rounds or rings. The skin will help protect the fruit from sticking to the grill and burning. Grill as usual, being careful not to overcook.
What should I serve with grilled pineapple?
There are endless possibilities when it comes to serving grilled pineapple. It’s delicious on its own, or you can use it as a topping for grilled chicken, fish, or pork. It also makes a great addition to salads, salsas, and fruit bowls.