Wednesday, June 07, 2006
Most fruits are too fragile for grilling. Pineapple is an exception and quite a treat when hit with a little fire.
For some reason, people seem to be afraid of fresh pineapple. OK. Yes. A pineapple does look like some sort of torture device with those spines. But, they are much sweeter than indicated by the cover.
As you can see in the picture, I found the perfect "opener" for pineapples. I hit them with an electric knife. And, you thought those were just for turkeys. Nope. Work just great on pineapples too. You can always use a knife too. It's not a big deal.
If you'd like to try out fresh pineapple on the grill, then I have a super easy recipe at Yes You Can Grill. You'll be amazed at how great fresh pineapple tastes on the barbecue grill. My mouth is watering just thinking about it.
If you're a shortcut kind of person (love you guys too), then you can buy canned pineapple. Rings can be grilled just like the fresh slices, but I'd suggest going with Pineapple Hamburgers, if you're going to cheat. Actually, it's not cheating. I go with canned rings if I'm doing Hawaiian burgers, so don't feel a bit bad about buying a can and jazzing up your burgers.