This Grilled pineapple recipe just screams summer! It’s a great side dish and a healthy dessert. It pairs perfectly with grilled teriyaki chicken, Hawaiian chicken, ribs, etc. The possibilities are endless!
I could probably eat grilled pineapple all by itself and be completely satisfied. However, I have these little people in my house who demand food EVERY DAY! And they want more than just grilled pineapple. The nerve, right?! It is actually my pleasure to cook for my family and bring them joy through my creations.
Grilled Pineapple Questions Answered:
How to Grill Pineapple?
First, preheat your grill to high heat. After the grill reaches high heat clean the grates and then lightly oil them with canola oil. Set the pineapple rings directly on the grill for about 2-3 minutes. Wait for those grill marks to appear. Lastly, flip the pineapple over and repeat the process on the other side. Remove from the grill and enjoy!
What goes good with pineapple?
My all-time favorite meal to serve with grilled pineapple is my chicken teriyaki. The flavors of the pineapple and the teriyaki sauce go together oh so well.
Grilled pineapple would also be delicious over these grilled pork chops. You can make the marinade the night before and then grill up the pork and pineapple when you are ready to eat!
You can also serve grilled pineapple with ice cream. Doesn’t that sound amazing? This recipe for grilled pineapple caramel sundae makes the perfect dessert and is a twist on how you serve traditional grilled pineapple.
How to keep pineapple from hurting your mouth?
There are 3 tips that will save your mouth from hurting while eating pineapple.
- The biggest issue with burning mouths while eating pineapple is because the pineapple is not ripe. So, wait to eat the pineapple until after it is fully ripe and be sure to rinse the pineapple before you eat it.
- The second tip is to remove the core of the pineapple when you cut it. The core is the part of the fruit that makes it burn your mouth the most.
- The last tip is to sprinkle lime juice on the pineapple. You only need a teaspoon to sprinkle over the pineapple. Lime juice adds some sweetness to the pineapple, without affecting the flavor. It also reduces the acidity within the pineapple which is causing the burning in your mouth.
Try any of these tips to avoid that burning sensation in your mouth the next time you eat pineapple.
How do I make my pineapple sweeter?
There is one little trick to make your pineapple taste sweeter. Just add a little salt! Seems weird, right? However, salt suppresses the bitter flavor within fruit which then plays a little trick on your brain making it think the fruit is sweeter than it actually is.
Cook’s Note – Grilled Pineapple:
- You could use canned pineapple in this recipe, but it will not be nearly as tasty as fresh pineapple. I really do not recommend this route, but if you do the cooking time will be reduced since the slices are thinner.
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Grilled Pineapple with Brown Sugar and Honey
- 1 large pineapple peeled and cut into ¾-inch slices
- 2 Tablespoons brown sugar
- 2 Tablespoons honey
- 1 Tablespoon hot water
- pinch of salt
- canola oil
- In a small bowl whisk together the brown sugar, honey, hot water, and a pinch of salt until combined. Place the pineapple in a gallon-sized zipper-top bag and add the brown sugar mixture. Seal the bag and shake it until the pineapple is evenly coated. Let the pineapple sit at room temperature for 15 minutes.
- While the pineapple sits at room temperature, preheat the grill on high. At the end of 15 minutes scrape the grates and then lightly oil them with canola oil.
- Place the pineapple slices on the grill and grill for 2-3 minutes, or until heated through and grill marks appear. Flip the pineapple, and grill for another 2-3 minutes. Serve.