Tuesday, August 25, 2015

“Teriyaki Grilled Chicken Burgers With Pineapple" And 2 Other Pineapple Recipes For Wordless Tuesday...

Welcome to “Wordless Tuesday!” Where I have three recipes for a day of summer fun…. Enjoy!

It is almost the end of August and I can’t believe that the summer is almost over…Everyone is getting busy preparing for school and getting back to work after vacation time. Before we know it, fall will be around the corner…But I think we still have a few weeks of summer left so we should make the best of these days. The three recipes I am sharing today are mouth-watering and delightful to celebrate these last warm days of summer…..
My first recipe is grilled fruit and chicken together. They are a terrific flavor combo for this surprisingly easy and unexpected hot sandwich. Today I am featuring the Pineapple. They are second only to bananas as America's favorite tropical fruit. Pineapple is delicious on it's own, but if you want something quick and easy to make, try grilling it. Pineapples have exceptional juiciness and a vibrant tropical flavor that balances the tastes of sweet and tart. Although the season for pineapple runs from April through August, they are available year-round in local markets. 

The flesh and juice of the pineapple are used in cuisines around the world. Whole, cored slices with a cherry in the middle are a common garnish on hams for the holiday table. Chunks of pineapple are used in desserts such as fruit salad, as well as in some savory dishes, including pizza toppings. Crushed pineapple is used in yogurt, jam, sweets, and ice cream. The juice of the pineapple is served as a beverage, and is also as a main ingredient in cocktails.

Pineapple fruit contains a proteolytic enzyme called bromelain. This breaks down the protein in the food. Bromelain also has anti-inflammatory, anti-clotting, and anti-cancer properties. Studies have shown that consumption of pineapple regularly helps fight against arthritis and indigestion. So enjoy these recipes below and have fun in the sun…

                                                       “Teriyaki Grilled Chicken Burgers With Pineapple

1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup brown sugar
5-oz. soy sauce
3 cloves garlic, chopped
1 cup pineapple juice
4 round slices of pineapple
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts pounded to even thickness
4 slices Swiss cheese
4 large burger buns lightly toasted

Combine first 5 ingredients and place in a gallon size freezer bag. Place chicken breasts in bag and coat evenly. Marinate in refrigerator for at least 2 hours or for as long as 24 hours. The longer you marinate, the more intense the flavor will be. Lightly oil the grill and grill chicken thoroughly. Place a slice of Swiss cheese on each breast. Place chicken breasts on lightly toasted buns add lettuce leaf and top with a slice of grilled pineapple. Perfect for a warm summer day!


A cool and refreshing cocktail will go so well with your entrée of “Teriyaki Grilled Chicken Burgers With Pineapple.”

Piñata Cocktail

1/2 pineapple, sliced
1 oz fresh lemon juice
1 cup (loosely packed) fresh basil leaves
8 ounces dark rum (Zacapa)
2 ounces Simple Syrup
4 more basil leaves for garnish

Prepare grill for medium-high heat. Grill pineapple slices until juices start to caramelize and pineapple is lightly charred, about 2 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate and let cool. Cut 1 slice into quarters and set aside. Coarsely chop remaining pineapple. Muddle chopped pineapple, lemon juice, and 1 cup basil in a large pitcher. Add rum and Simple Syrup and stir to combine. Strain into 4 Old Fashioned glasses filled with crushed ice. Garnish each with a basil leaf and reserved pineapple.

(Please Drink Responsibly)


A fun, fast and fantastic dessert for a summer evening.

Grilled Pineapple & Vanilla Ice Cream  Topped With Hot Caramel

Prep Time:15 min. 
Total Time: 30 min.
Serves: 8

1 3/4 lb Fresh Pineapple
1- 8 oz jar of Carmel Topping
8 Scoops of Vanilla Ice Cream

Peel pineapple and cut crosswise into 8-1/2 inch thick rings. Remove the core from each ring. Grill rings directly over medium heat on an oiled grill for 3 to 4 minutes on each side, or until grill marks appear, then set aside. Top each ring with a scoop of ice cream and drizzle with heated caramel topping.

Till Next Time………………………………...................

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  1. I just happen to have some pineapple on hand! Great sale at the store, so I have several. Now I know what I'm going to do with them! Love this post -- thanks so much.

    1. Hi John,
      So happy that you were able to get the pineapple on sale, they are so good anyway you eat them. There is nothing like a fresh ripe one! Yes, you do have to try these recipes, especially the dessert one, that is my favorite. Thanks for your visit and comment..enjoy the day and your pineapple!.
      Dottie :)

  2. Oh yes not long to go before end of summer although September is usually a really nice month. My holidays are nearly over too.
    I like grilling fruit like you have done and certainly pineapple is perfect for that.
    A nice burger with a twist! Ciao cara.

    1. Dear Alida,
      So nice to hear from you and thanks for your comment..Yes, I agree it is almost over, but here it is still in the high 80's and 90's..September will be warm too...But I usually go by the school year and that is starting now...Grilling you can even do in the rain, my dad used to go out with an umbrella and grill, even in the snow a few times years ago. Pineapple is so delicious, and such a versatile fruit that you can prepare it so many ways. Have a wonderful day/night...enjoy!
      Dottie :)

  3. Dear Dottie, I cannot believe that summer is almost over either. It flew by in the blink of an eye.
    I do love pineapple and so do Michael and Tammy. It is supposed to be very good for you and it is good in either sweet dessert or part of the main course.
    Great recipes.
    I hope that you are feeling much better. xoxo Catherine

    1. Dear Catherine,
      I agree with you time just goes too fast...I saw a sign on FB that read Summer needs a speeding ticket. I agree! Thanks for your comment and yes pineapple is so delicious, sweet, and juicy. So many recipes you can make with pineapple, besides just eating it right after you slice it. So glad that you enjoyed this post and the recipes. I am doing much better for now, cross your fingers...Have a wonderful and blessed weekend, it is supposed to be really hot so stay cool dear friend.
      Dottie :)