Monday, July 14, 2008

Grilled Pineapple with Curried Chicken

Have you heard of the Great Cooks Community? What started out as a blogroll run by Jill of Simple Daily Recipes has turned into an online community where each of the (currently) 262 members has access to his/her own page, an opportunity to upload photos and video, a forum, monthly featured bloggers, a regular podcast to tune in to and several special interest groups that you can join (or you can start up a new one yourself).

One of the groups in the community is called Great Cooks County Fair.

A county fair is a gathering of people to display or trade produce or other goods and often linked with a carnival. Borrowing from this idea, the Great Cooks County Fair gives us the opportunity to display our cooking creations and then group members (you can easily become a group member too) vote on the winning submission.

This time, the event features grilled fresh fruit.

I borrowed some ideas from this recipe, both because it tastes great and because R was out of town when I made it.

Grilled Pineapple with Curried Chicken

2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1/4 tsp turmeric
1/2 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp ground coriander
1 tsp sweet paprika
1/2 fresh pineapple
2 plum tomatoes
1 red pepper
approx. 10 cremini mushrooms
olive oil
salt and paper, to taste

Cut up the chicken breasts to your preferred size. Marinate the chicken in turmeric, chili power, cumin, coriander and olive oil. Cut up your fruit and vegetables for grilling.

I seasoned my red pepper and and mushrooms with salt, pepper and sweet paprika.
I also coated my fruit with olive oil. When the chicken is about 1/2 finished, start vegetables on the bbq.

About 8 minutes before the chicken was complete, I added the pineapple and tomato.

It should only take about 3-4 minutes for each side to get nice grill marks.

Serve with rice.

The dish was delicious! Really, the pineapple was the star of the dish. The tomato is a nice addition, but not a deal breaker.

This is my first time grilling fruit and I plan to continue to experiment with it. I'm really looking forward to the roundup of recipes!


The final countdown is on for entering your submission for Tried, Tested and True Two. The deadline is July 21st at midnight (Eastern Standard Time). For more information about the event, the cause and the great prizes, click on the green ribbon below.


I've got a couple more France posts in the works - but have been exploding with eagerness to start sharing recipes. StumbleUpon


canarygirl said...

Ooooh! I have been wanting to try grilled fruit, but with curry chicken? YUM! I have a nice pineapple in the fridge, too.

Ivy said...

I love your fruit and vegetable grilled mix as well as the presentation of your dish. I have prepared the chicken exactly the same way some weeks back and it was delicious.

Kim said...

I am always up for anything curried, and grilled vegetables and fruit are wonderful in the summer. Leftovers to me are even better for curried dishes. Great recipe.

Ben said...

Grilled pineapple is one of the best flavors in a savory dish. My mom used to make pork chops with grilled pineapple and that was so GOOD. Now I need to find another recipe for the event. :-p

April said...

I will have to check out the blogroll! The grilled pineapple sounds wonderful with the chicken! It makes me think tropical!

Ricki said...

I've read about grilled pineapple, but never tasted it--sounds really good!

Dee said...

The first meal my husband cooked for me ended with grilled pineapples and macadamia brittle ice cream *sigh* Never thought to have it with my meat though... sounds like it was an excellent match for the spicy chicken :)

NĂºria said...

Mmmmmm, never tried myself to grill a pineapple but the result is mouthwatering!!! I can imagine the flavours mixing and it looks so original and tempting... great dish :D

Grace said...

i know for a fact that i love ham and pineapple, but i've yet to try chicken with it. i'm sure i'd like it. i like to eat. :)

Half Baked said...

yumm looks like a great summer supper!

Kristen said...

Wow - that looks like a wonderful dish!
I'll have to check out that community. Its a new one to me.

familiabencomo said...

OMG!!! This sounds so perfect! I love the combination of sweet & savory - even better on the grill! Great job & thanks for the inspiration.

xoxox Amy

OhioMom said...

Looks yummy ... pineapple on the grill I haven't tried, but I will now:)

cakebrain said...

Grilled fruit! so yummy! I love grilled fruit and I love curry! For dessert, have you tried grilled bananas(in the skins, until they're black)...then split the skins and top with rum, brown sugar and cardamon? Top with ice cream. oh my. Your dish looks like a winner!

noble pig said...

This looks delectable with curry too...yum-o

Kevin said...

That sounds really good! I like using pineapple in savoury dishes like this.

Zen Chef said...

Grilled pineapple + curried chicken sounds like a GREAT combination to me! Nice job!

That Girl said...

I love grilled fruit - and pineapple is my favorite!

Lori Lynn said...

Great! We used to make grilled pineapple, white rice, and pan fried fish when we were camping. We used canned pineapple rings, obviously not as good as fresh, but worked great out in the wilderness. I like the paring with curried chicken.

Ruth Elkin said...

I'm drooling at the sound of this. Great flavour combination!

Deborah said...

Grilled pineapple is one of my favorite things ever! This whole dish sounds like a winner!

Neen said...

Yum! My folks just gave Do a grill for his birthday, and he's all excited and a bit over-enthusiastic. Case in point: he's grilled exactly once (and that was with my Dad showing him how), and yet has already volunteered that we'll bring homemade Bar-B-Q to his lab picnic this Sunday. eep!