Saturday, December 8, 2007

Vanilla Lime Pineapple Skewers

This wonderful and easy recipe is from Alton Brown. It's really for when you are barbecuing. And the sauce is so good that you can use it on everything, such as beef, chicken and seafood.

If you don't have vanilla bean, you can substitute 1 tsp of vanilla extract. And try to use fresh lime juice.

If you don't want to use skewers, leave the rind on and enjoy it like a watermelon. Juicyyyy:))


1 vanilla bean
8 ounces dark brown sugar, approximately 1 cup firmly packed
1/2 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
Pinch kosher salt
1 whole pineapple
8 (12-inch) metal skewers

Split open the vanilla pod and scrape out the pulp, and add the pod and the pulp to a small saucepan along with the brown sugar, lime juice, and salt. Whisk together and place the mixture over medium high heat and bring to a boil, stirring just until the sugar has dissolved. Remove from the heat and allow to sit for 2 hours before using. Remove the vanilla pod. Once cool, place the syrup in a squeeze bottle or other sealable container. Store in the refrigerator.

Preheat grill on high.

Peel and remove the core from the pineapple. Cut the pineapple into eighths, lengthwise, and remove any prickly brown eyes.

Thread the pieces of pineapple onto the skewers lengthwise. Coat the skewered pineapple on all sides with the syrup. Grill on all sides until golden brown, approximately 4 minutes per side, 12 minutes total, or until the pineapple is tender. Serve with any remaining sauce.

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