recipe: grilled pineapple

1/2 cup honey
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
1 tablespoon grated lime peel
1 large ripe pineapple
1/4 cup minced fresh mint

Whisk first 3 ingredients in large glass baking dish. Peel pineapple; cut crosswise into 6 rounds. Remove core; discard. Add pineapple to dish; turn to coat. Cover with plastic wrap; let stand at room temperature at least 1 hour and up to 2 hours.

Prepare barbecue (medium heat). Remove pineapple from marinade (reserve marinade). Grill until golden brown, about 3 minutes per side. Transfer to serving dish. Pour reserved marinade over. Sprinkle with mint. Serve warm or chilled.

This recipe reminds me of having this dish at a backyard barbecue while living in Hawaii. I quickly learned that the grill isn't just for meat...this pineapple was delicious! To top it off, the grilled pineapple was served with a scoop of macadamia nut ice cream. Now that's how you do dessert in the summer.
-Zupas Aficinado

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