Tuesday, April 11, 2017
TWD - Laurent's Slow Roasted Pineapple
This week's Tuesday with Dorie recipe is Laurent's Slow Roasted Pineapple.
Initially, I was not enthused about making this dish. First, it's autumn here, and I had grave doubts about being able to find a fresh pineapple. However, my local fruit shop came through, and I bought a half pineapple instead of whole (because what was I going to do with a whole pineapple?).
Second, I wondered why anyone would bother spending two hours roasting pineapple. Seriously, I thought, "why not just open a can of Golden Circle and be done with it?"
However, after tasting this, I have changed my tune. The peeled and quartered pineapple is roasted for two hours with a mixture of jam (in my case, marmalade), booze (in my case, Scotch), and a mixture of spices (I used cardamom pods, black peppercorns, cloves and a cinnamon stick).
The end result is a sticky, candied concoction that is terribly addictive. I could have eaten all of it at once. However, I stretched it over three sessions, eating some on its own and the rest on my morning muesli. (Boozey pineapple on muesli? Yes please.)
Loved this - must bear it in mind as a summer dinner party dessert.
To see what the others made this week and what they thought of it, visit the LYL section of the TWD website.