Some recipes are barely recipes. They are more about me needing something to go with something, and well, I have this pineapple…
This dish defies any predetermined meal placement. I served this with a side of BBQ chicken, but it would be just as good with a scoop of ice cream for dessert, or alongside a couple of scrambled eggs for breakfast.
One of my favorite Mexican restaurants is this little place in my home town, run by a Mexican lady who is always singing. Last time I ate there, she gave me a couple of little tins of spices that she’s planning to start selling. I scored ground cinnamon and this wonderful ground chipotle pepper. I’ve been putting it on everything! You may think peppers and pineapples don’t go together, but you’d be wrong! The kick from the peppers and the sticky sweet touch of honey is the perfect combo.
Chili Roasted Pineapple Fries
Ground chipotle pepper (or any ground chili/red pepper powder)
Preheat oven to 400˚. Slice pineapple up into whatever shapes you like. Cover a baking sheet with foil and spray with cooking spray. Lightly brush tops of pineapple with honey and sprinkle with ground chili pepper.
Roast for 10-15 minutes, until just starting to turn brown. If you prefer grilling to roasting, these are perfect on the grill!