Grilled Pineapple skewers

19 Jul

This is a Delicious Side on a hot summer evening. Goes great with teriyaki chicken, or grilled fish. Serve with vanilla greek yogurt or froyo for a great low cal dessert too! I bet this would be great with some low-fat coconut ice cream…

Ingredients:

– 1 fresh pineapple, sliced into chunks, about 1.5 inch x 1.5 inch
– 2 tablespoons of honey
– 1 tsp Olive Oil
– 1 tablespoon of fresh lime juice
– 1 tsp cinnamon
– 4 metal or wooden “skewers”

Directions:

1. If you’re using wooden skewers, soak them in water for 10 min or so before putting kabobs together. This keeps the ends of the sticks from catching fire during grilling.

2. Preheat grill and set it to medium temp.

3. Mix last 5 ingredients together in a small bowl. mix well to break up cinnamon.

4. String pineapple chunks evenly onto skewers.

5. Brush marinade mixture onto pineapple skewers evenly. If you have some left over, you can re-apply halfway through grilling.

6. Apply non-stick spray or oil to grill surface to avoid sticking (please be careful and don’t spray aerosol spray directly into open flame of your grill. Use a paper towel to appy oil, or remove grill grates to spray with non-stick)

7. Place the skewers onto the grill. Cook over medium for about 5 minutes, turning pretty regularly to avoid burning.

8. After 5-7 minutes, turn heat up to med-high and allow marinade to caramelize under higher temp. Your pineapple should be turning a beautiful shade of caramel brown on all sides. turn frequently to avoid burning.

9. Once you’ve reached the color you’re happy with, remove from the grill, and serve warm.

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