This 5 ingredient Spicy Grilled Pineapple packs quite a lot of flavor & would be the perfect end to your day out at the grill!!!
I think I fell in love with cooking over fire on my first camping trip – even instant noodles and canned soup heated over a wood fire tasted heavenly. I know, that doesn’t count as ‘cooking’ but I did make popcorn (in a foil packet) and s’mores, of course! I’ve never had so much fun cooking, than I did that day over campfire, bothered by all sorts of insects attracted to the light.
That was early fall last year, and I’ve been dying for a repeat of that! I live in a third floor apartment without a balcony, and the only grill I have access to is the common one at the apartment, and since they officially opened it for summer on Memorial day, it’s been so swamped with people, that I don’t think I’ll be grilling anything for a while now. So to sate my whims, I bought a cast iron grill pan and a bunch of vegetables and fruits to grill in my own kitchen! Would I miss the smokiness of the BBQ? Totally, but I’ll take what I can get!
So, I swung by the freezer aisle to pick up some more of my Dorot frozen herbs because what’s cooking without a brilliant burst of flavor on the side??? And I’m not complaining about the faster prep either!
I can’t believe that I’m going to sing another Dorot song here, but that’s what you do when you truly, truly love a product that unexpectedly changed your life (for the better!). Last time, I made a 3 ingredient Mango Basil Sorbet using Dorot Chopped Basil and since then I’ve been a regular Dorot addict, because the alternative is grating my fingers while I try to get a fresh dose of ginger and garlic in every meal, which at my place happens more often than not!
This time, I got a pack of Dorot Chopped Cilantro, even though I’ve not lived a single day without fresh cilantro in my fridge. But I saw it and grabbed it, because, well, it was the only Dorot Frozen herb that I haven’t tried yet, and I didn’t want it to feel left out. No, I’m not crazy!
And you know what? Turns out, the Dorot Chopped Cilantro, was so finely chopped (finer than I could have ever possibly gotten it), that it is just perfect in marinades, delivering that citrus zing and tiny enough to stick to the food and not fall off while cooking! Perfect for basting, brushing and glazing, which is precisely what I needed it for anyway. I had Grilled Pineapple on my mind. Meant-to-be? I think so!
So I came home and got the marinade together in less than a minute – unbelievable, yet true. That’s what happens when you eliminate herb prep. Sambal Oelek (Indonesian Chilli paste), a touch of honey, Dorot Crushed ginger and Dorot Chopped cilantro. That’s it! Buy the pineapple pre-sliced, and you’ll be pulling this off without taking out your chopping board or a knife!
Pour the marinade over the pineapple slices and refrigerate (or let sit in room temperature, doesn’t matter). And throw it on a hot grill! That’s it! I bet this marinade works great with almost any fruit/vegetable, but let me test that theory and confirm.
Note to cook: Try not to snack on the pineapples while it’s marinating. It’s super hard not to, I know, but try and resist the temptation.
Juicy, sweet, zingy with a subtle heat – that’s what awaits you in this spicy grilled pineapple, and I just managed it effortlessly without worrying about prep, thanks to my Dorot Frozen herbs. If you haven’t picked them up yet, you definitely must!
Here’s a few things you should know about Dorot and it’s general awesomeness:
Dorot herbs are packed and frozen within 90 minutes of harvest. And they have a shelf life of 2 years! Which means, you are getting absolute freshness, with every cube. The herbs are prepped and pre-portioned. So no more measuring! And most importantly, no more garlic hands! Yaaay! And all this without any artificial preservatives, and it’s completely VEGAN, Gluten-Free and Kosher!
You’ll find Dorot Frozen herbs in the frozen vegetable section of your supermarket (Use this locator to find a store closest to you). Currently they have Chopped cilantro, basil, parsley, dill, chilli, glazed onions, crushed garlic and ginger.
And the only thing left to do, is fire up the grill, put your feet up and have a nice day out in the sun! And don’t miss out on dessert – this spicy grilled pineapple would be the perfect end to a perfect day out by the grill! *sigh*
My blogger friend Swayam from La Petit Chef had wonderful topping ideas for her spicy grilled pineapple: desiccated coconut, sesame seeds, crushed peanuts, chopped green chillies (not for the faint-hearted) and pink Himalayan salt. How perfectly wonderful, isn’t it??? Get creative, folks!