RECIPE TITLE "Grilled Pineapple Salsa" Author: from the book
Barbecue! Sauces, Rubs and Marinades
by Steven Raichlen
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serves 6 to 8 30
- 1 ripe pineapple
- 1 medium red bell pepper
- 1 medium yellow pepper
- 1 poblano chile or medium green bell pepper
- 1/2 to 1 scotch bonnet
chile or other hot chile, seeded and minced (for a hotter salsa,
leave the seeds in)
- 1 tablespoon minced candied ginger
- 1/2 medium
red onion, finely chopped
- 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves
- 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice, or more to taste
- 1 tablespoon firmly
packed light brown sugar, or more as needed
- Preheat the grill to high.
- Peel the pineapple, cut it in half lengthwise, and remove the
core. Cut each half lengthwise, and remove the core. Cut each
half lengthwise into quarters. You should have 8 pieces.
- When ready to cook, arrange the pineapple pieces, bell peppers,
and poblano chile on the hot grate and grill, turning with tongs,
until nicely charred on all sides, 8 to 12 minutes. Transfer to
a bowl and let cool.
- Cut the cooled pineapple into 1-inch dice. Stem and seed the
peppers and cut into 1-inch dice. Combine the pineapple, bell
pepper, poblano, scotch bonnet, ginger, onion, cilantro, 3 tablespoons
lime juice, and 1 tablespoon sugar in a serving bowl and toss
gently to mix. Correct the seasoning, adding more lime juice or
sugar as necessary; the salsa should be highly seasoned.
- Serve within 3 hours of making.
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