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How to Make Grilled Pineapple

Grilled pineapple makes a juicy side dish to whatever you’re barbecuing.


  • 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
  • Honey
  • Metal skewers (optional)

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