It’s that time of year when it’s peak growing season for Pineapple.  On the Joppie’s last trip to Hawaii, we took a side trip to the Dole Pineapple plantation, where you could have anything from a Pineapple Hot Dog, to Pineapple Ice Cream.  My wife, Judy, took a ridiculous picture of me with my face behind a big giant Pineapple.  It’s a picture I hope never shows up on line!  All of that to say we found this recipe for sweet and spicy pineapple, and it’s fantastic.  Give it a try and let us know what you think!

Sweet and Spicy Grilled Pineapple
1 pineapple, peeled and cored, cut into long strips
1/2 cup orange liquor
1/8 cup sugar
Spice Guy Radical Rub*
1 bag frozen mixed berries
1/4 cup cherry juice, apple juice or water

In a seal-top storage bag add pineapple, liquor and sugar.  Allow to soak for 1 hour.  Remove and pat pineapple dry.  Coat liberally with rub and grill over medium high heat until caramelized, approximately 5 minutes per side.  Meanwhile in a pan over medium heat, add mixed frozen berries and juice.  Simmer for approximately 20 minutes and brush pineapple with berry juice.

* A blend of cinnamon, sugar and a touch of chipotle powder works well too!

Thanks go to for this awesome recipe!

I (Judy) have his log in here!  Great pic huh?