Source: Chef Alfredo Oropeza | Category: Dessert

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.

Grilled Pineapple with Ginger and Star Anise Marinade

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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.

Yield

4 servings

serving size

2 slices pineapple and 1/2 cup (125 mL) frozen yogurt

nutritional analysis

Per Serving

Calories160
Total Fat3.5 g
Saturated Fat2 g
Cholesterol10 mg
Carbohydrates32 g
Fiber2 g
Sugars27 g
Protein4 g
Sodium60 mg
Potassium182 mg