Grilled Pineapple Fruit Salad

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When one thinks of the grill, fruit isn't always the first thing to come to mind. Here I'm gona show you to make one of the most spectacular and tasty treats you can make on the grill, made from fruit 'nyways.

Take that Kiteman!! Us Americans burn fruit in our "gardens" over the weekend, not just meat!!
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Step 1: Materials and Ingredients

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Well, to start you need a grill. I used a Weber kettle, and yes CHARKOAL IZ BETTA DEN GAZ!!

As far as the fruit goes, it's pretty open source. You need a pineapple, but you can cook up prettyy much any firm bodied fruit.
What I used:
1 Pineapple
4 Kiwis
2 Mango
2 Red Pears
1 Cactus fruit
1 banana
Coconut flakes to top it off

Mango and kiwi are elevated to fruit ecstasy when grilled, and go like a dream with pineapple. I recommend keeping them as your "base" and customizing further with add-ons.

Step 2: Cuttin' 'em up

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Wash all fruit, including pineapple. Half all of the non pit fruit, lengthwise. Cut slightly to the right (or left) of center on the mango, cutting away the flesh from the pit (see image). Cut the pineapple in half, one side bigger than the other, leaving the crown on and cutting through it as well. The big half is what you'll scoop out and put the fruit in.

Step 3: Gettin' it on the grill

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Righto, fire up the grill. I use a chimney starter, much better than lighter fluid. Just for awesomeness, I took some pics of the fire on 1 second shutter. 'Nyways, you want a two zone fire, hot and not so hot. Dump/scoot all the coals to one side. Wrap the crown of the pineapple in foil, to keep it nice and pretty.
I'm terribly sorry about the pictures, they were taken at 4:30 in the morning in 27F weather under the light of Christmas lights.
red-king6 years ago
i wonder if there's a way to cook meat such as beef or chicken inside a pineapple(possibly in the form of shish kabobs) so that the fruit juices flavour the meat, and it makes more of a main course, as apposed to a dessert.
KentsOkay (author)  red-king4 years ago
Totally try that, but with pork. Pork n pineapple get it on like coeds.
This is ingenious. In Boy Scouts, remember making muffins inside orange peels, and grilling a lot of vegetables in foil like this, but never meat inside a fruit. I bet you could slow cook pork or chicken in the pineapple and get some good results, but you might want to insulate the pineapple some, because I bet if the husk caught fire it would ruin the flavor.
Seleziona5 years ago
cool! looks tasty!
Bartboy6 years ago
Looks good! nice pics! I don't think Ill make it, but It looks good!
KentsOkay (author)  Bartboy6 years ago
You are welcome! Did you like my robot?
KentsOkay (author)  Bartboy6 years ago
See mah comments there :p
mmmmm.... yum....
gmjhowe6 years ago
I am so hungary now, i think i will have a go at this one!
KentsOkay (author)  gmjhowe6 years ago
Hmm.... Hungary... Paprika?
uguy6 years ago
Well done ible. Looks scrumptious. Thanks for sharing.
KentsOkay (author)  uguy6 years ago