I’ve been hanging out in the camper for weeks and weeks now and I’ve got to admit… I’m getting a little punchy. I sort of miss floor.
So, be warned, this recipe? It’s a little punchy, too. Punchy enough to make the rest of the family vegetarians?
But, pretty punchy.
Tipsy Grilled Pineapple
This recipe is adapted from cookingcanuck.com, which is an awesome place to go hang out.
- .25 cup butter unsalted is better for you
- .66 cup brown sugar
- 2 tbsp flour regular kind
- 1 cup half and half stuff my mom used to love this
- 3 tbsp dark rum my mom refused to touch this
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- .25 tsp vanilla extract try not to sniff it too much
- a bit canola oil or vegetable oil to brush the grill
- 1 big pineapple cut into 8 rings that are about ¾ inch thick
Okay. You are cooking with rum. Try to control yourself.
Put your heat source on medium. Then melt the butter in a big skillet or regular saucepan.
Envy the butter. It changes shapes so easily while you have to work so hard to change shape. Realize part of the reason why you have to work so hard is because.... butter.
*PREHEAT THE GRILL TO MEDIUM*
Resent the butter.
Whisk in flour and brown sugar. To be fair, they don't help you change shape (for the better) either. Take it out on them by whisking constantly.
Do this for two minutes.
Regret your feelings. Butter, sugar, and flour can't help it if you can't resist them, can they?
This is on you.
Add the half-and-half.
But whisk with love.
Love them all for five minutes. The sauce will thicken.
Take it off the heat. Murmur loving things.
Add the rum, fresh lemon juice and vanilla extract.
Try not to sniff the vanilla extract too long because I swear that stuff is like ModPodge or glue and it can make you a bit... Well, it does what rum does.
Put the sauce on low. Really low. Keep whisking until you use it.
HOW DO YOU DO THIS WHILE GRILLING THE PINEAPPLES? CALL YOUR FRIEND AND COOKING PARTNER OR RUN BACK AND FORTH SUPER FAST.
You ready? It's time to get these pineapples primed so they can get tipsy.
Brush grill with canola oil. It's like a happy tanning bed back in the 1970s. Didn't people brush their skin with butter back then?
Flop the pineapple rings on the grill.
Those pineapples are ready to party. Turn them over at 2.5 minutes in. They don't want to be unevenly tanned. Cook them a total of 5 minutes.
Those babies are beautiful and ready to be tipsy!
Put ice cream on top.
Pour sauce all over them.
Gabby the Dog: ALCOHOL IS EVIL AND YOU ARE TRYING TO KILL ME.
Sparty the Dog: I like this.
The Man: This isn’t actually a meal.