Thursday, September 2, 2010
Rum Soaked Grilled Pineapple
Party appetizers don't get much easier than this. Soak pineapple wedges in your favorite rum, grill them up and munch! You'll need two things:
Friends for life!
While we're on the subject, lets go over how to tackle a fresh pineapple.
Start by lopping off the top and bottom to create a flat cutting surface.
Then run your knife all around to remove the tough exterior, pineapples definitely come with plenty of armor... let me at the fruit!! Be sure to remove all the eyes and seeds, they are not fun to bite into.
Then proceed to make wedges by cutting pieces from the core. I like to do two big cuts on either side, then cut the smaller pieces from the core. Slice into thick even wedges.
Now that thats out of the way, time to put that pineapple to work. Grab as many wedges as you need, 1 per person is about average. Cut them in half crossways to feed a crowd. About 30 minutes before you're ready to grill cover them halfway with rum. Then after 15 minutes flip them so the other side has a chance to soak up the goodness. Grill on a low heat for a couple of minutes per side, the rum will cause flare ups at first but it won't last.
Serve warm to eager party guests.