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Grilled Pineapple Salad

A few years ago, I would never have considered grilling fruit. Summer is coming, and I am hoping to do a lot of produce grilling this year. The salad I’m sharing today was a side dish on Easter Sunday, but could be served any time and with a variety of different main dishes.

Grilled Pineapple Salad

This salad is sweet and salty. It would go great with barbeque or grilled steaks!

Grilled Pineapple Salad
Recipe type: Salad
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Serves: 4
 
Ingredients
  • 1 fresh pineapple
  • ½ cup toasted coconut
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • ⅓ cup chopped cashews
Instructions
  1. Remove crown and base of the pineapple, then the peel. Cut the peeled pineapple into quarters lengthwise, and remove the core. Then, cut each quarter into about 3 spears.
  2. Grill pineapple spears over medium heat. Allow to cool. (This could be done the day before.)
  3. Chop grilled pineapple into bite sized pieces. Add remaining ingredients.

 

Crock Pot “Shish Kebobs”

We had family in from out of town recently, and I had planned to make shish kebobs while they were visiting. Unfortunately, they left earlier than I planned. I needed to use up all the parts, but didn’t want to go through all the effort of making kebobs just for my husband and me, so I decided to put everything in the crock pot instead. The sauce recipe is a marinade from The Settlement Cookbook.

Crock Pot Shish Kebobs

Crock Pot "Shish Kebobs"
Recipe type: Main
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Serves: 4
 
Ingredients
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • ½ cup soy sauce
  • ½ cup orange juice
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 pound beef stew meat
  • 1 onion, cut in large chunks
  • 2 bell peppers, cut in chunks
  • 1 can pineapple chunks, drained
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes, cut in half
  • 2 cups hot cooked rice
Instructions
  1. Combine ginger, sugar, soy sauce, orange juice, oil, and garlic in crock pot. Add stew meat, onion, and peppers. Cook on low for 6-7 hours.
  2. Add pineapple and tomatoes. Continue cooking for 1 hour. Serve over rice.

 

Hope you won’t think I’m lazy for not skewering!

Happy eating!

Ruth

 

Inspired by Genghis Grill

Genhgis like stir fryThe first time I ate at Genghis Grill, my friends had to practically drag me into the restaurant. I had visions of a lot of meat and not much else. Well, the Mongolian BBQ has become a favorite! I love their Island Teriyaki sauce. I found this a sauce recipe at allrecipes.com that sounded similar. I thought this would be a good way to use the spring onions and remaining bell pepper.

Genghis Like Stir Fry
Recipe type: Main
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Serves: 4
 
Ingredients
  • 20 ounce can pineapple chunks, with juice
  • Additional orange juice to total 1 cup (for me, it was a couple of tablespoons)
  • ½ cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 pound round steak, thinly sliced
  • 2 cups snow peas, cleaned and strings removed
  • 1 cup sliced spring onion (regular onions probably would work, but use less)
  • 2-3 green bell peppers, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 cups cooked rice
Instructions
  1. Drain pineapple, reserving juice. Measure juice, add additional orange juice to make one cup. To juice, add soy sauce, Worcestershire, garlic powder, and ginger.
  2. Add half of the juice mixture to the beef, mix well. Refrigerate for 15 minutes.
  3. Heat oil in wok or large skillet over medium high heat. Add vegetables and stir fry until tender crisp, 3-5 minutes. Remove vegetables from the pan and keep warm.
  4. Drain beef, discard marinade. Stir fry in the same pan until meat is no longer pink.
  5. Add vegetables and drained pineapple into pan. Mix well.
  6. Add cornstarch to reserved marinade. Pour into pan. Heat until sauce thickens, about 2 minutes.
  7. Serve over rice.

Where do you eat out?

Happy eating!

Ruth