What Does Grilled Pineapple Taste Like?
It’s sweeter than fresh pineapple, and a little more tender, with a hint of smokiness from the grill.
Is Grilled Pineapple Good for You?
Yes, provided it isn’t coated in a sugary sauce. Pineapple is a great source of vitamin C, dietary fiber and folate, and it contains an enzyme called bromelain, which has anti-inflammatory properties, according to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, MA. (The institute actually recommends tossing pineapple in a little cayenne pepper, coriander, cinnamon and salt, letting it sit for an hour before grilling, for added flavor without adding a ton of calories or fat. Here’s their recipe.)
Can You Smoke a Pineapple?
Yes, you can smoke a pineapple. You’ll just need to cook it over indirect heat on your grill for a much longer time (say, 2 to 3 hours, instead of a few minutes). You can find a full tutorial for doing so at Food & Wine.
What Kinds of Recipes Can I Make with Grilled Pineapple?
So glad you asked. Here are three of our favorites to get you started: