Griddled fresh pineapple cooked in lemon grass & ginger syrup

Recipe submission from the Rest Less community – submit your entry here.

Griddled fresh pineapple cooked in lemon grass & ginger syrup - with vanilla ice cream & shot of Malibu

Serves: 4-6 people depending on portion size 

Cooking time: 25 mins

Ingredients

1 x large pineapple

300ml water

250g caster sugar

1 x stick lemon grass

1 x thumb fresh ginger – peeled & shredded (matchsticks)

Malibu liquor

Vanilla ice cream

Method

1. Remove the top and bottom of the pineapple – keeping the top for garnish later. Use an apple corer and take the centre out of the pineapple. Slice the pineapple into rounds – alternatively the pineapple can be cut into wedges, depending on the desired look you want for the finished dish.

2. Peel the ginger, then slice down the length. Place the slices together on a chopping board and cut into matchsticks.

3. Trim the top and bottom off the lemon grass. Place on a chopping board. Using the back of a knife tap down along the length of the lemon grass – this will release the natural oils.

4. Place the water and sugar in a saucepan; bring to the boil, or heat until the sugar has dissolved – the liquid should be clear.  Then add the lemon grass and ginger to the syrup, and remove from the heat to cool.

5. Put a griddle pan on the heat, ready to finish the pineapple.

6. Place the pineapple rounds onto some kitchen paper and blot, to dry slightly. Carefully place the rounds onto the hot griddle pan and cook until caramelized and marked. Repeat on the other side – you should be able to smell the natural sugars cooking.

7. Once cooked, drop into the spiced sugar syrup to steep.

To serve….

1. Pick out the pineapple rounds/wedges from the syrup, and arrange them onto a serving plate. Also pick out some of the lemon grass and ginger from the syrup for garnish.  

2. Next, top the pineapple with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, and pour over a shot of Malibu. Alternately serve coconut ice cream/sorbet, and garnish with toasted coconut.

3. For a special touch – walk around the table asking guests if they would like a Malibu shot in a glass to drink with it.

4. If you decide to serve on a larger plate, then you can make use of your saved pineapple top – place in the middle, arrange the griddled pineapple around it, and serve the ice cream separately.

Do you enjoy getting creative in the kitchen? We are proud to have a hugely talented community on Rest Less, which is why we’re so excited to open up a section of the site dedicated to showcasing delicious food and drink recipes from our members. If you have a recipe that you’d like to share with the Rest Less community – you can do so here.

Have your recipe published on Rest Less!

If you have a recipe that you’d like to share with others on Rest Less, we want to hear from you! Submit your recipe using the link below and we’ll let you know when it’s published.

Links with an * by them are affiliate links which help Rest Less stay free to use as they can result in a payment or benefit to us. You can read more on how we make money here.

Comments

Loading comments...

    Leave a reply

    Thanks, your comment has been saved. We will review it shortly, check back soon.

    Sorry, there was a problem saving your comment. Please refresh and try again.

    Get the latest ideas, advice and inspiration

    No spam. Just useful and interesting stuff, straight to your inbox. Covering jobs, finance, learning, volunteering, lifestyle and more.

    By providing us your email address you agree to receive emails and communications from us and acknowledge that your personal data will be used in accordance with our Privacy Policy and Terms and Conditions. You can unsubscribe at any time by following the link in our emails.