I love honey on biscuits… and on hams… and in my tea but there are soooooo many ways to use honey. So from now on, Fridays will be Honey Recipe Day. (Click one of the follow links to keep up with what’s on the menu).
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Today’s recipe is a very simple one. Grilled pineapple with a honey and cinnamon drizzle. Don’t worry, there will be much more weird and complex recipes in the future but for now we will start small to build a little trust.
Now I don’t know if you have noticed but the price of Pineapples have plummeted (my local price is only $2.29 each). I remember when I was kid, these things were really expensive. For that matter, in the 1600’s the pineapple was so expensive that they were a sign of wealth and displayed in the home of aristocrats.
Did you know pineapples didn’t originate in Hawaii – perhaps I’m the only idiot that thought they did. However, Christopher Columbus is credited with discovering the pineapple on the island of Guadeloupe in 1493, although the fruit had long been grown in South America.
So there are some random facts you can throw out at your next barbeque when you serve up this surprisingly tasty dish.
- 1 Pineapple
- 1/4 cup of Honey
- 1 teaspoon of Cinnamon
Peal, core, and cut your pineapple into 1″ wide vertical slices (Like in the picture). You will want these to be fairly thick to keep them from falling through the grill.
Now light your grill and give it time to get the cooking surface really hot – that’s how you get the nice grill marks.
While your grill is heating up, mix the honey and cinnamon together in a small bowl.
Now toss the pineapple on the grill for about 30-40 seconds on all four sides. You aren’t cooking the pineapple, you are just putting some grill marks on it and letting it soak up a little of that smokey barbecue pit flavor.
Now place it on a serving plate, slice it into bite size cubes, and drizzle our honey/cinnamon mix over it. The honey drizzle cuts the acid in the pineapple and makes it sweet and mild. Enjoy!