Grilled Pineapple with Ginger and Star Anise Marinade
Fresh ginger and whole star anise perfume this healthy, low-fat dessert. Canola oil is used to coat the pineapple before grilling because of both its high heat tolerance and mild flavor.
- 1 Tbsp fresh ginger, grated 15 mL
- 2 whole star anise, ground by mortar and pestle
- 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves, chopped 125 mL
- 1 Tbsp brown sugar 15 mL
- 1 small pineapple, cored and cut in 1/2-thick (1-cm) slices
- canola oil cooking spray
- 1 Tbsp cinnamon 15 mL
- 2 cups frozen yogurt 500 mL
- fresh basil leaves for garnish
- 1. In medium bowl, combine ginger, anise, basil and sugar.
- 2. Add pineapple slices and stir to coat pineapple. Set aside to allow flavors to develop.
- 3. Spray canola oil on grill and cook pineapples until they are marked on both sides and they appear slightly caramelized.
- 4. Sprinkle pineapple slices with ground cinnamon and serve with 1/2 cup (125 mL) frozen yogurt. Garnish with fresh basil leaves.
2 slices pineapple and 1/2 cup (125 mL) frozen yogurt
|Total Fat||3.5 g|
|Saturated Fat||2 g|
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