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Mar 14, 2012

Nigella Lawson's Grilled Pineapple with Chocolate Sauce and a Wedding Bell Announcement

How do you feel when you and your best friend get married in the same day, How about both of your engagement also falls on the same day...i am the victim of that..My best friend ever since from college called me yesterday and told that her marriage is fixed..As soon as I heared that, I jumped in joy and asked her when was it..She just dropped a huge stone in my head..YES SHE TOLD ITS ON MAY 17th ..OMG that’s my wedding day..We both were a kind of excited and worried at the same time. We can't change it anymore. I told her I will meet you after my wedding along with my hubby... We both laughed..Now I should something for her right..To celebrate her engagement I am dedicating this recipe to my friend viji..

Here you go..Talking about pineapple, We were eating pineapple as it is, may be with a little salt and chilli powder(have you tried this combo ) till I came across this recipe from nigella lawson..Ever since I started grilling pineapple I started liking it even more... Grilled pineapple can be had as it is, but if you want to take it to the next level, you can serve it with a simple chocolate sauce.I am telling you, this is the most simple sauce you can ever imagine..When you grill this pineapple specially sprinkling it with some sugar..These pineapples almost caramalize like a toffee and you get a nice golden layer on the outside, but the inside stays so much juicy..You will be in heaven when you take you first bite dipping it in some chocolate sauce.With no more delay off you go to the recipe..
Recipe Source: Nigella Lawson


Sugar as needed
Skewers / Chopsticks as needed

For Chocolate sauce:
Dark Chocolate – 1 cup / 150 gms
Cream- ½ cup / 120 ml / 4 ounces
Vanilla Essence – 1 tsp


For chocolate Sauce:

Take cream and vanilla in a saucepan and heat it up. Add chocolate chips and let it sit for 2 mins. Slowly whisk till it get smooth..Sauce Done..

How to make Grilled pineapple:

Peel the tough skin of the pineapple and slice them into wedges.

In a bowl mix together Sugar and keep aside.

Heat a grill pan or a tawa. Dip the Pineapple slices in the sugar mixture and place it on pan.

Don’t flip it often.let it go for some 2 min…Then turn the other side.After both sides are nicely coloured,take it off the heat.

Serve with chocolate Sauce.


Take all your ingrediants
Take Cream in a sauce pan
add vanilla
and heat it up
add chocolate chips
and mix well till chocolate melts..Sauce done..
Now take your pineapple
Cut the top and bottom off
stand it upright
Slice off the skin
peeled and naked
Cut in half
and cut them into wedges
insert a skewer in it
all done and ready to be grilled
now dredge them in sugar
on all sides
Heat a grill pan on high heat and place this in that
flip over after a couple of minutes
Now time for tasting..I love this part..There i go
hmm delicious
Sorry I could n't stop myself


  1. Advanced wishes to you and your friend.. I never knew pine apple can be grilled too.. Very nice.. Looks so yummy..

  2. Owhhh how sweet!!! Best friends getting married on same day! So its officially 17th May...I will remember it for sure as something happened to me on the same date 10 years back ;)

    Pls pass me some pineapple please...cant help drooling :)

  3. Pineaplle and chocolate is pure pleasure!

  4. Pineaplle and chocolate is pure pleasure!

  5. mouth watering :-)))
    i got everything at home, going to try it tomorrow. thanks :-)

  6. Good one aarthi & many congratulations on your wedding :)

  7. Dear Aarthi, Congratulations! to you both. What a wonderful time.
    The pineapple does look delicious.
    Blessings my dear, Catherine xo

  8. Congrats in advance! :) Perfect treat

  9. Delicious, pineapple is my favorite fruit.

  10. It is both good and bad that you and your friend had same wedding date. Anyway as you said you can meet her after your wedding.

  11. Arthi.. First congrats on your engagement
    You have recreated Nigella's recipe perfectly...

  12. Congratulations on your engagement and all the best for your marriage.

    Please convey my wishes to your friend - viji also.

    Nice to know that both are getting married on the same day May 17th.

    Lovely nigella with chocolate sauce. Must try it out.

    Congratulations once again, you have been given 2 awards. Please collect them here.
    Awards for you

  13. what a coincidence! engaged & married on the same day.. but sad that ul both be missing each others weddings. the pineapple sticks look yummy

  14. Lovely recreation of the recipe! I am drooling all over here just looking at these wonderful pictures!

  15. Congrats dear...this looks so yummy...I am gonna try this asap.

  16. Advanced wishes Aarthi and it's celebration time, the pineapples look awesome..

  17. congratulations dear!!
    perfect and delicious recipe ..

  18. Congrats to both of you ..Nice and new recipe with pineapple

  19. Recipe is looking super easy and delicious.

    I hope, I will give it a try soon.


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