Impress your family and friends by grilling fresh pineapple at your next barbeque or summer Hawaiian luau party! Create a memorable occasion with this easy to do dish that tastes so "ono", the Hawaiian word for delicious. Or using local Hawaii slang it would be "broke da mout".
What makes grilling a pineapple tastes so delcious is the reaction of the fire on the fruit. It caramelizes the sugars in the fruit to create a golden brown color and intensifies the flavor. Most people use grilled pineapple as a dessert, but it is also great as a side dish to whatever else you are barbequing.
The photo above is from the book Planet Barbeque by Steven Raichlen. I love this photo! It looks so cool to grill a whole pineapple and display it that way. However, if you want to know how to do it this way, you will have to purchase the book or borrow it from the library.
I did find a good grilled pineapple recipe with step by step directions and photos here at What's Cooking in America.
If you can't find fresh pineapples in your local area, we can help! We ship fresh Hawaiian pineapples from Hawaii to the mainland (continental US) in a pineapple 2 piece case or pineapple 6 piece case all year long, but why wait? The pineapples seem sweeter in the summer.