- Step 1: Clean the grill Clean your grill so the fruit doesn’t stick. For a charcoal grill, light some coals; with a gas grill, set it on high and close the lid. After about 20 minutes, let the grill cool. Then scrape off the burnt-on bits with a steel brush, and end by wiping down the grill with a clean cloth soaked in vegetable oil.
- Step 2: Heat the grill Heat a gas or electric grill to medium. If it's a charcoal grill, wait until the coals are ash-colored.
- Step 3: Cut the pineapple With a sharp knife, cut the leaves off the top of the pineapple and cut about a half inch off the top and bottom of the fruit. Sit the pineapple upright and, using a longer, flexible knife, like a serrated bread knife, cut the skin off the pineapple in sections, from top to bottom.
- Step 4: Slice into sections Slice the pineapple crosswise into about six rounds and remove the core with a paring knife.
- TIP: For fruit kebabs, cut the pineapple into two-inch thick chunks and thread them onto metal skewers.
- Step 5: Grill the rings Grill the rings over medium heat for about three minutes on each side. The pineapple is done when there are light brown grill marks on each side.
- Step 6: Drizzle with honey For extra sweetness, drizzle the pineapple with honey.
- FACT: Pineapples contain an enzyme that breaks down protein, which is why is why pineapple juice can be used to tenderize meat.
You Will Need
- A grill
- A steel brush
- A clean cloth
- Vegetable oil
- A pineapple
- A sharp knife
- A serrated bread knife
- A paring knife
- Metal skewers (optional)