Monday, March 30, 2009
Grilled Pineapple with Creme Fraiche
I'm not a sweet desserts type of guy. I prefer to end a meal with fruit, rather than with, say, a slice of chocolate cake.
Yesterday, I picked up a whole pineapple at the grocery store. I love fresh pineapple. Normally, I would just slice it into chunks and serve it. Last night, though, I was in a mood for something different.
So after dinner, I grilled slices of pineapples on a very hot cast iron grill for about 5 minutes. I added sugar and vanilla extract to sweeten the creme fraiche. When the slices where done grilling, I set them on a plate. I drizzled 1-2 tablespoons of dark rum and some of the creme fraiche mixture on top of the on top of the pineapple slices.
The pineapple tasted really good. It had a crusty exterior. And the acidity of the softer interior was counter-balanced by the sweetness from the creme fraiche mixture.
Now I'm wondering what other fruits I can try grilling. Peaches? Plums?