Monday, July 13, 2009

Dim Sum Sunday (Monday) - Grilled Fruit

I finally got a Dim Sum Sunday together - a day late. The Pudge and I were too busy on Sunday because we went to the Phillies game to watch them humiliate the Pirates (5-2 Phils, they won all 3 games in the series). Before we left I did have enough time to make Barbecued Pineapple.

I used fresh pineapple and followed the recipe exactly with the exception of substituting real ginger for powdered. Then I let it marinate overnight in a zip lock.

The marinade was a little strong to the taste, but I didn't think it would carry over as strong into the pineapple. I put them on the grill with some mesquite wood chips and grilled them for about 6 minutes per side.

I also threw on some chicken breasts that were marinating in a store-bought South Western Spice Marinade that the Mrs made while we were at the game. Here's what it looked like off the grill. The plate was a Valentines gift for the Mrs that was hand-painted by the Pudge (one of those kid's ceramics stores). This was the first time I used it.

And here it is as the complete dinner with the chicken, corn, asparagus (steamed - I should have grilled it but ran out of time) and baked potato.
Overall, this wasn't a big hit. The Mrs and the Pudge didn't like it at all. She said the rum taste was way too strong. The boy and I liked it because of the bold flavors. Anything less than a 100% approval doesn't get made again. I liked the idea of grilling pineapple though and will try a different recipe some other time.


LaDivaCucina said...

mmmmmm! Nice grill marks! Forget the chicken, I'd love that pineapple on some grilled pound cake with vanilla ice cream!

Big Shamu said...

I'm sorry it wasn't a complete success but it's always good to push outside your comfort zone. I hope you do try it again. Looked like a great meal. Happy Dim Sum.

Haiku Master said...

Pineapple pines for
the lofty perch it once had
like a deposed King.

Family fed well.
Palates not excited but
bodies made healthy.

Buzz Kill said...


That's why I love my Weber grill - the grill marks.


Yeah, overall the meal was pretty good. I hate doing the same old stuff. Sometimes you crash and burn.


I pined for a change
Culinarilly new dish
Rummed out by the Mrs