Cooking flings open the doors to experiment with different flavors, cooking techniques, new combinations, making a mess, throwing parties and just plain having fun.
Grilled anything takes on a much different and deeper flavor. This includes grilling all kinds of fruit. If it can hold it's shape through cooking, it can be grilled.
Any of the following fruits can be grilled and used in this recipe:
- Star fruit
- Cherimoya (I'll have to check the spelling on this one)
- Granny Smith apples (with the skin on)
For the salsa:
1 fresh pineapple, trimmed and sliced into about 1/2 inch slices and brushed with a bit of olive oil
1 purple onion, sliced, brushed with olive oil
2 limes, cut in half and brushed with a bit of olive oil
Grill the fruit and onion on each side until grill marks are nicely visible. Limes need only be grilled on the "cut" side. Time for cooking depends upon how hot your grill is. Try to avoid direct flame on the fruit.
Jalapeno (1 - 3) and / or serrano peppers (1 - 3) washed and brushed with a bit of olive oil and grilled until charred. For this part, be sure to wear gloves......peel off the outer charred skin, seed and mince.
1 bunch of cilantro, finely chopped
1/2 teaspoon each of salt and pepper
Chop the pineapple and onion into about 1/2 inch pieces and combine with the remaining ingredients, squeeze in the lime juice, stir and serve.
This works very nicely on baked / grilled fish, salmon burgers, with tortilla chips, on beef burgers, with turkey chicken and pork / ham.
I simply know that you will enjoy this wonderful salsa.
Have a wonderful day!!!