Fiery Pork and Pineapple Skewers [RECIPE]

Fiery Pork and Pineapple Skewers

Why make a mess in the kitchen when you can whip up dinner on the grill? These fiery pork and pineapple skewers are delicious! (Photo by Jathan Fink, Jadeworks Entertainment)

One of the things I love most about Asian cuisine is that it frequently pairs opposites and makes them work together as a yummy duo you rarely get anywhere else. Here, juicy pineapple is paired with marinated pork and red onion for an out of this world flavor combo that will surely knock your socks off. The best part is, you can cook these skewers up on the grill and that’s one less kitchen disaster you to have to clean up! Read more of this post

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Hawaiian Breeze

Hawaiian Breeze

Don't throw out the rind the next time you buy a fresh pineapple! Instead, use it to create our refreshing tropical beverage, Hawaiian Breeze or Hawaiian Breeze Tea!

One of our favorite fruits is a big, bold, juicy pineapple! Whether we’re slicing them up to caramelize them with ham or poultry, chopping them to go in a fruit salad or shredding them to prepare our yummy pineapple jam, we’re always left with one thing: the peel, which until now was always tossed into our compost bin. But now we sometimes buy pineapples just for their rough skins to make this tropical beverage we’re sure you’ll love! Tinged with fresh ginger, allspice and a bit of sugar, our Hawaiian Breeze is so refreshing you’ll want to make it again and again!

PREP: 10 minutes + 24 hours brewing time

INGREDIENTS

  • Peel of 1 pineapple, washed
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2 whole allspice berries
  • 1 teaspoon peeled, freshly grated ginger (about one ½-inch piece)
  • Ice, for serving

DIRECTIONS

  1. Bring 4 cups water to a boil in a medium saucepan over high heat.
  2. Place pineapple peel, sugar, allspice, and ginger in a large heatproof pitcher. Pour boiling water into pitcher and stir to combine. Let stand at room temperature for 24 hours; strain. Transfer to refrigerator to chill; serve over ice.

TIP: You can also use this recipe to make Hawaiian Breeze Tea. Simply add two family-sized teabags to the ingredients in step two and allow tea to brew.

YIELDS: 4 8-ounce servings

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Pineapple Jam

Pineapple Jam

Homemade pineapple jam makes a tasty addition to any breakfast or brunch. It can also be served warm as a glaze for ham or roasted pork, or served on top of ice cream to make a tropical sundae.

One of the easiest ways to give a splash of tropical flavor to your morning toast is to create this delicious jam made from shredded pineapple. It is also great over ice cream or served warm with roasted pork or chicken. If you want to make use of the entire pineapple, reserve the rind in a zip-top plastic bag and refrigerate for future use.

PREP

10 minutes

COOK

1 hour 35 minutes

INGREDIENTS
  • 1 pineapple
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 cups sugar
  • Juice of 2 limes
DIRECTIONS
  1. Peel the pineapple and grate the flesh – you should end up with about 2 cups. Put the pineapple and water in a small saucepan and cook over medium-low heat until the pineapple is soft, about 35 minutes.
  2. Add the sugar and lime juice and stir to combine. Cook until the mixture has thickened, about 45 to 60 minutes. Spoon the jam into a 16-ounce jar with a tight-fitting lid. Store it in the refrigerator for up to 3 months.
YIELDS

2 cups

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Breakfast Week: Tropical Smoothie

Heather drinks a tropical smoothie

For a quick and tasty breakfast on the go, few things top a delicious, fruity smoothie.

Smoothies have always been popular in our house. Filled with nutritious berries and fresh fruit, they are delicious, simple and satisfying, especially on a hot day! We particularly love their portability.

This recipe rises above the rest, however, because it adds a powerful ingredient which delivers an extra boost of energy and staves off hunger pangs until lunch. What’s the secret? Oatmeal!

PREP: 5 minutes

INGREDIENTS
  • 1/2 cup ice
  • 1 cup frozen berries
  • 1/2 cup vanilla yogurt
  • 1 banana, cut up
  • 1/2 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 3/4 cup pineapple juice
DIRECTIONS
  1. Place ice and berries in the bottom of blender, then add all other ingredients on top. Blend until completely smooth. Serve.

YIELDS: 2 – 4 servings

© 2011 Jadeworks Entertainment.