Advertisement

Fire Up the Grill for Smoked Fruit

Bookmark this
June 23, 2020 By The Best of Branson

As summer grilling season sets in, Americans grab their tongs to take advantage of backyard barbecue opportunities.

In addition to classic cookout fare like ribs, steak, chicken, burgers and hot dogs, the experts at Dole recommend giving fruits and vegetables a shot on the grill to bring out new tastes and ways to enjoy everyday favorites. For example, many barbecue enthusiasts know about grilling corn, asparagus, Brussels sprouts, onions, zucchini and artichokes, but consider trying cauliflower, portobello mushrooms, yellow-black plantains and even pineapple on the grill this summer.

In fact, this recipe for Smoked Hasselback Pineapple with Spiced Turkey Chorizo and Onion provides an easy way to make grilled fruit a fun addition to your backyard barbecue.

For other flavorful ideas, try grilled Romaine lettuce for a delightfully smoky salad or side dish, or skewer peeled and sliced bananas, chicken, shrimp and veggies for a tropical kebab. You can even throw an unpeeled banana on the grill for a uniquely caramelized dessert.

Visit dole.com for more summer grilling recipes featuring fresh fruits and vegetables.

Watch video to see how to make this recipe!

 

 

Smoked Hasselback Pineapple with Spiced Turkey Chorizo and Onion

Total time: 2 hours
Servings: 4

  • 4          cups favorite wood chips
  • water
  • 1          pound 93% lean ground turkey breast
  • 1          small DOLE® Red Onion, diced
  • 2          tablespoons olive oil
  • 2          teaspoons fresh thyme leaves
  • 2          teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 1          teaspoon ancho chile powder
  • 1          teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2       teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1          large Dole Pineapple, top on, peeled and halved lengthwise
  • chopped fresh cilantro, for garnish (optional)
  1. In large bowl, cover wood chips with water; soak as label directs. Prepare outdoor grill for indirect grilling over medium heat.
  2. In medium bowl, stir turkey, onion, oil, thyme, paprika, chile powder, cumin and salt.
  3. Drain wood chips; place 2 cups in foil boat or pie tin and place on hot grill rack over lit side of grill (place chips directly on coals for charcoal grill). Place pineapple halves, flat side down, on cutting board; cut crosswise slices into pineapple halves, about 1/2 inch apart, cutting only 3/4 of the way through. Place medium bowl upside down; one at a time, place pineapple halves, flat side down, over bowl to separate slits. Fill slits with turkey mixture.
  4. Place pineapple halves, flat side down, on hot grill rack over unlit side of grill; cover and cook 1 hour, 45 minutes, or until turkey mixture is golden brown and internal temperature reaches 170 F, rotating once and adding remaining chips halfway through cooking.
  5. Transfer pineapple halves to cutting board; cut crosswise in half. Serve pineapple garnished with cilantro, if desired.

SOURCE:
Dole


Advertisement

Must Read Articles

Over 40 Branson Entertainers create virtual choir - VIDEO

Over 40 Branson Entertainers create virtual choir - VIDEO

in Branson Shows

In the spirit of togetherness, or digital togetherness, over 40 Branson performers and over 20 Branson shows have come together to create a Branson Sing-Along with a “Branson Entertainer Virtual Choir.”

April 10, 2020 By The Best of Branson

Tropical Smoothie Cafe in Branson open for curbside pickup

Tropical Smoothie Cafe in Branson open for curbside pickup

in Food

Tropical Smoothie Cafe in Branson is open daily for curbside pickup.

April 17, 2020 By The Best of Branson

Silver Dollar City Announces Opening

Silver Dollar City Announces Opening

in Attraction News, News

After much preparation, numerous operational changes and added health and safety measures for guests and employees, we are pleased to announce Silver Dollar City is opening.

June 11, 2020 By Silver Dollar City

The Best of Branson Winners Publication - Spring 2020

The Best of Branson Winners Publication - Spring 2020

in Attraction News, News, Food, Branson Shows

Right in the middle of that long stretch between Christmas and summer is Spring Break! Life takes you down many paths but my favorite ones lead to those things that are The Best of Branson!

May 21, 2020 By The Best of Branson

Advertisement

Featured Businesses more

Big D's BBQ

Big D's BBQ

in 2019 Gold Best Dessert, 2018 Gold Best BBQ, BBQ, 2019 Gold Best BBQ, Dessert

With its friendly service and its low and slow cooking methods, Big D’s BBQ prides itself on serving up delicious smoked meats using a proprietary blend of dry rub spices for full flavor.

Hook & Ladder Pizza

Hook & Ladder Pizza

in 2019 Silver Best Pizza, Pizza

Come in for a fully involved meal at our Firehouse themed pizza restaurant in Hollister, MO! We offer delicious hand-tossed pies made to your specs.

Branson's Famous Baldknobbers

Branson's Famous Baldknobbers

in Variety/All-Around Show

The Branson family entertainment phenomenon began over 50 years ago in 1959 when the four Mabe brothers, known as the Baldknobbers, began entertaining visitors on the Branson lakefront.

A Brett Family Christmas

A Brett Family Christmas

in Christmas Show, 2019 Gold Best Christmas Show, 2018 Silver Best Christmas Show

The Bretts Show is not your average family variety show. With a dizzying array of awards and accomplishments, this dynamic family produces a power-packed, two-hour entertainment experience that combines the best in music, lighting, video, and dance.