Today I will show you two different ways to grill pineapple!
I absolutely love grilled pineapple and so I decided to use my new Electro-Lite Fire Starter from HomeRight to make some scrumptious meals! Let’s not forget they are perfect for summertime. My Fresh Southern Salsa is another great summer recipe that you have to check out and so is my Cucumber Pasta Salad! I will admit that grilling pineapple is the absolute BOMB. So today I am sharing my grilled pineapple & shrimp skewers and pineapple and bacon skewers. Let’s keep in mind that you may never want to eat pineapple any other way ever again! Let’s get started!
A huge thanks to HomeRight for making today’s post possible. All opinions are mine. 100%!!!
The first thing I want to talk about is this amazing fire starter.
- The ElectroLight allows you to easily light your charcoal barbecue, wood burning fireplace, campfire or fire pit in 2-3 minutes.
- It uses 1300 degree temperature hot air to ignite your wood or charcoal.
- The built-in blower then fans the flames to the desired level of fire needed, saving more time for doing what you love.
- The durable heating element, motor, and switch will last you for thousands of lights.
The wanted to use Hickory wood instead of charcoal for this delicious recipe. You can however use charcoal if you want but either one will make your food turn out great! Just a few facts that you need to know about this amazing fire starter.
- Starts a fire in 2-3 minutes
- Heats up to 1300°F
- Chemical free
- Built-in blower
- 10 ft. long heavy-gauge grounded power cord
If that doesn’t sell you on this product then maybe the recipe will, haha!
To start off you will place your coals or wood in your pit like the picture above. Carefully stand above the pit and hold the HomeRight Fire Starter directly on top of the wood. I suggest placing it directly on top, in the center to achieve the best fire for your grilling. Doing this ensures it starts the fire properly allowing the rest of the wood to burn at the right rate. The first recipe I will show you is my easy pineapple and shrimp skewers. I love cooking like this because it’s sorta like finger food but without using your fingers! I cut a fresh pineapple into cubes and rotated shrimp and pineapple on the wooden skewer until it was full. Incase you didn’t know I am from the dirty South so I had to add a little Cajun seasoning to my entree. Next thing you will do is make sure your pit is lit properly and your fire is going strong then carefully place your skewers onto the grill. I sprayed a little olive oil onto my grill before hand so my shrimp would not stick. This is optional however. Once you have them placed the way you want put the cover on because we want to “smoke” the food and not burn it with the fire. I turned my skewers every few minutes to make sure the food cooked thoroughly. Right before I took them off of the grill I added some bar-b-q sauce. You do not have to add a ton of sauce because cooking with hickory wood adds tons of flavor already. When done, place on the plate of your choice and serve with sauce on the side. Everyone will love you when they taste these!
I love these because you can have a large group hanging out and everyone can grab one and munch away without having to break out silverware! That’s a win in my book, right!!!
The next recipe I will show you is pineapple wrapped in bacon. Let’s just get one thing strait…You can NEVER go wrong with bacon! Can I get an AMEN!!!
If you noticed I did not add any seasoning to these babies because I want the bacon to do the talking here! I suggest coating your grill with olive oil because the last thing you want is bacon sticking and coming off the pineapple. That would defeat the whole purpose… If you have never had sweet with salty before then I suggest you try this. It’s the perfect combination of LOVE. Did I mention is super easy and you can even involve your kids when making these! You will be surprised at how much fun they will have! I did use a whole pineapple for this recipe because I wanted strips of pineapple. Adults, if you use this method please cut the pineapple ahead of time, we don’t want any accidents!
Here is the result of your pineapple wrapped in bacon! These are best fresh off of the grill so make sure you eat them quickly…. I am sure you won’t have a problem with that, haha! Summertime Grilling Essentials 101!
Make sure to hop on over to the HomeRight website to see all of their products because trust me, you need them all in your life!!! Make sure to check out my last project I did using the small spray shelter!
Until next time, hugs from my computer to yours!