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Thursday, June 17, 2010

GRILLED PINEAPPLE with COCONUT CARAMEL

1 ripe pineapple
1 cup sugar
3/4 cup coconut milk
1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut, toasted
16 wooden skewers

Trim ends from pineapple, then stand it on end and cut off peel. Quarter pineapple lengthwise and cut out core. Reserve half the pineapple for another use. Cut each remaining quarter into 4 lengthwise slices, then cut each slice in half to make 16 thin wedges. Skewer each lengthwise.

In a small saucepan, combine sugar with 1/2 cup water. Bring to a boil, swirling to dissolve sugar, boil, swirling occasionally ( do not stir), until just golden and honeylike. Remove from heat and slowly whisk in coconut milk ( mixture will bubble furiously).

Prepare a gas or charcoal grill for high ( 450 to 550; you can hold your hand 5 inch above cooking grates only 2 to 4 seconds). Using a pastry brush, coat pineapple pieces with caramel sauce. Grill just until marks appear, then turn to mark other side, 4 to 5 minutes total. Put skewers on a platter, sprinkle with toasted coconut, and serve with remaining caramel sauce.

YIELD: Makes 4 servings.

Notes; You can prepare the whole pineapple, but double the ingredients for caramel sauce.
Presoak your wooden skewers in water for 30 minutes to prevent burning on grill.
You can also grill peaches and nectarines.

35 comments:

  1. That looks delicious! Thanks for being a follower of my blog, I'm following back!

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  2. Oh YUM! That looks like the perfect summertime grilling dessert

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  3. that sounds good. I just bought a pineapple today. I'm following you from Social Parade Friday blog hop: http://angiewith2.blogspot.com/

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  4. Looks delicious! I'm your newest follower from the Social Parade! Hope you'll return the favor!
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  5. I just find your blog and i am SO making this! Yum! Great barbecue idea!
    I am your newest follower, come follow me back :)
    Frenchy

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  6. new to your blog and following :)

    Stop by mine at:
    http://ohnoessockmonkeys.blogspot.com/2010/06/its-social-parade.html

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  7. Happy Friday from The Blogger's Concierge!

    Visiting from the Social Parade!

    We are looking forward to connecting with you. :)

    Gigi & Mis

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  8. I am your newest follower!Please come follow me back! Happy Friday! http://motherhoodthetruth.blogspot.com/

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  9. Hi! I'm your newest follower! I hope you'll follow me back! I have some awesome giveaways going on right now!:)

    Kim

    http://chubbycheeksthinks.blogspot.com

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  10. Found you through the hop, and now following ... :)

    foodfloozie.blogspot.com

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  11. Following from the Social Parade

    You can find me here~


    http://debshere.blogspot.com/

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  12. Looks delicious!! Glad I found your site ... Happy FRIDAY!

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  13. I'm stopping by from Social Parade & am your newest follower.

    If you have a chance, I'd love for you to stop by my blog, follow back and take a moment to enter any of the current 4 giveaways {low entries}.

    Have a great weekend

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  14. Oh, this is fabulous! i am following you too. I love unique fresh foods with a twist! So wonderful. Even the presentation.
    Sherry

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  15. Hi Geri!

    I'm visiting from Social Parade and I'm your newest follower. I lived in ABQ for 3 1/2 years and loved it. Love to cook and your recipes look amazing. I am looking forward to getting to know you. Have a great weekend! Candace~♥

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  16. Oh Geri, you got me. I love pineapple! I am going to have to try this out. Just in time for summer:)
    mickey

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  17. Wow Geri, this looks yummy and healthy too! I love it! Thanks for posting this recipe and thanks for visiting my blog. I am so glad to be one of your newest followers.

    Best wishes,
    Natasha.

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  18. OOOOOH! I think I am in love. This is the perfect summer dessert! I need to make this soon. Hopefully the rain will stop so I can finally start grilling!!

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  19. Hi Geri, That sounds fabulous! What a unique and lovely dessert. Healthy too! I love how you talked about entering your baked goods in the fair. I used to do that too although I never got a blue ribbon - did win several others though. Thanks for your visit and leaving a comment! I sure appreciate it, and appreciate you signing up to follow. Have a wonderful week, Geri!
    Blessings, Beth

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  20. Hello. Thank you for following me via FF. I am now following you too. I am sorry it took me so long to return the follow. I went to camp this weekend and don't do much blogging there.

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  21. Geri, this really looks delicious. I shouldn't be surprised as everything you make looks wonderful. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary

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  22. Hi! Thanks SO much for stopping by my blog - I'm so glad to have found yours as a result! Your photos are just gorgeous and I will definitely have to try some of your recipes soon.

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  23. Your recipes look Fantastic!!! I am here for MGM, following you now - hope to see you at Dropped Stitches!

    xo Erin

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  24. Oh yummy! You've got so many great things to try here and your photos are amazing.

    Thanks for visting me today. I'm your newsest follower. Enjoy the week!

    Alison

    http://welcomesunshinehome.blogspot.com/

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  25. That looks really good and easy!!

    I'm following you back!! :D

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  26. Thanks for stopping by my blog today! I can see that you definitely do like coconut :) These look yummy! I love pineapple and will definitely have to try once we get moved and can dig out the grill. Following you back now so I can keep up on all the great recipes to come!

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  27. I love pineapple so much in its natural state that it would probably never quite make it to the grill ;o)
    I guess I'll have to buy more pineapple:)
    What a simple and yet intriguing recipe.
    Thanks for sharing and flavourful wishes,
    Claudia

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  28. Geri, this is a dream of a recipe. You had me at caramel. I can see pineapple with that grilled taste with the sweetness of the coconut milk.

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  29. Two of may favorite flavors are coconut and pineapple, this sounds yummy.

    Thanks for entering my giveaway and becoming a follower, I am following you back. I will be checking our more of your recipes.

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  30. coconut caramel, are you kidding me? that sound amazing! i can't wait to try some of your recipes!
    thanks for signing up for my giveaway and following my blog!

    http://www.enstylepedia.com/

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  31. Just saw that you are following me. I am a little slow, sorry! This recipe looks sinfully good. I will be checking in frequently for recipes and ideas and hope you do the same with my blog. I posted great pizza recipe yesterday. http://herroyaljoaness.blogspot.com/2010/07/yuppy-pizza.html

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