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How to Throw the Perfect Pineapple End of Summer BBQ

Grilled Pineapple Galore: A Sweet Goodbye

We’re all sad to see summer go, but what better way to end the season than with a celebration of all the great sunny times you’ve had? With a few pineapples at hand, you can create the perfect end of summer BBQ party with all your loved ones for an unforgettable night. We’ve got a few ideas to spark up that pineapple party fever, and we all know you can never have too much pineapple. To get this party started, you need a sweet backyard, a BBQ grill master (master level optional), lots of drinks and all the best people that need a little summer celebration to look forward to.

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Pineapples in the Hospitality and Food Industry

Pineapple in Hospitality and Food Industry

What the Queen Fruit Brings to the Table

Tropical, bright and refreshing, pineapples are perfect to enjoy on an afternoon picnic or day at the beach. However, these prickly fruits are far more versatile than a summer day snack. As the official symbol of hospitality, pineapples have rich associations with social status, friendship and a welcoming spirit. From breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert and décor, pineapples are a stunning addition to the food industry.

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Bite-Sized, Savory Sliders

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Teriyaki Pineapple Sliders, courtesy of HouseOfYumm.com

The summer cook-out – everyone’s got one to go to. Whether it’s thrown by the neighbors down the block, your kids’ teammates or a pair of friends who just got a new grill, we’re sure there’s at least one of these you have to attend this summer.

And as the polite guest that you are, you’ll probably “bring something” to add to the traditional line-up of good eats like beefy hamburgers and juicy drumsticks by choosing from one of three categories: dips, casseroles or salads (that last one being used very loosely).

Sure, they’re all good choices, but not so fast! There is actually a happy medium between “grilled” and “prepared” that can have everyone raving. This week’s recipe does just the trick!

The Teriyaki Pineapple Sliders recipe, courtesy of House of Yumm, not only has just a few simple steps, but also does an incredible job at pleasing both the meat-eater and the fresh fruit fanatic with both savory, slow-cooked seasoning and Perfect Pineapple® piquancy. We couldn’t ask for a better combo!

TERIYAKI PINEAPPLE SLIDERS

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 1/2 pounds beef chuck roast, or pork shoulder roast
  • Perfect Pineapple, about 6 to 8 round slices
  • 1/2 cup pineapple juice
  • 3/4 cup teriyaki sauce
  • 1/2 large onion chopped
  • Mixed salad toppings, your choice

Check out House of Yumm’s recipe page here for directions and more details.

Enjoy,

Dr. Lloyd

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Sweet, Holy Guacamole!

Everyone loves guacamole. There’s no discussion about this. Find us one person who doesn’t love guacamole and we’ll call your bluff…they must be a robot! While everyone loves guacamole, everyone also has their perfect way of making it. Now that part, we agree, is debatable.

Some like it with more onions, others with more lime juice and some (may we dare say it) claim that great guacamole is made without cilantro…Yeah…guacward.

But we’re not here to debate which recipe is best. Instead, we would like to introduce a new recipe to your collection. Introducing: Pineapple Guacamole! This pineapple guacamole recipe, courtesy of the always creatively talented Ali at GimmeSomeOven.com, is easy to make, made with fresh ingredients, and adds The Perfect Pineapple® for a perfectly sweet and delicious twist:

 

Pineapple Guacamole. Photo credit: www.GiveMeSomeOven.com

Pineapple Guacamole. Photo credit: www.GiveMeSomeOven.com

PINEAPPLE GUACAMOLE

PREP: 10 MINS COOK: 0 MINS TOTAL: 10 MINS

INGREDIENTS:

  • 3 ripe avocados, peeled and pitted
  • 1 jalapeno, stem and seeds removed, minced (add more or less to taste)
  • 1 1/2 cups diced fresh pineapple, plus extra for topping
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves, finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp. coarse sea salt
  • dash of cumin

DIRECTIONS:

Mash together avocados, jalapeno, pineapple, onion, lime juice, cilantro, salt, cumin with a fork until well-mixed.

Serve immediately, garnished with extra fresh pineapple and chopped cilantro, served with corn tortilla chips.  Or cover the bowl with plastic wrap (so that the plastic is literally touching the entire top layer of the guacamole) and refrigerate.

Check out Ali’s recipe page here for more details.

Enjoy,

Dr. Lloyd

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