all spiced up ….. pineapple with mint sugar

Passed weekend I had girlfriend visit from Gothenburg … and it was time for some serious cooking.
One evening I did Barbara’s Roasted Putanesca Chicken  – and as dessert I served this fresh and spicy dessert. My friend she doesn’t like pineapple, so I used fresh nectarines for her and it worked very well.

Fresh Pineapple with Spicy Mint Sugar, serves 4
½ fresh pineapple
50 fresh mint leafs
60ml (4tbsp) sugar
20ml (4tsp) chili flakes
vanilla ice cream

1. Cut the peel of the pineapple and cut it into 4 pieces – remove the stalk – and cut the fruit meat into thin slices and divide between 4 serving dishes.
2. Cross the fresh mint leafs with the sugar in a mortar until the sugar is deep green and the leafs is dissolved into the sugar. Mix in the chili flakes.
3. Sprinkle the pineapple with the mixture and top with a large scoop of vanilla ice cream.

And you have a flavorful and exciting dessert very quickly.

“I want to have a good body,
but not as much as I want dessert.”
Jason Love

36 thoughts on “all spiced up ….. pineapple with mint sugar

    • Brilliant little dessert – have been carried the recipe for years .. don’t have clue where I got it from. Will do something for myself tonight. Treat after the laundry hours.

    • Same with me … always read the dessert menu before the main .. *smile. It’s a lovely dessert and so easy to make. Not hours in the kitchen, will come back regarding your pork. Just have to try it.

    • I like the combination too. Mint goes with more or less any fruit – my favorite fruit salad is water melon with chopped mint. And strawberries and fresh mint – heavenly. Thanks for your support.

  1. It just so happens I’m hungry right now, & this is a killer! Absolutely delicious. Great friends you have, Viveka! 🙂

  2. Viveka, I can’t believe it! Sugar, Sugar! This brings back memories!!!! I grew up in Santa Monica, California, right by the beach, in my early days. This was a song my father used to play all the time. It was a small black record and the cover was blue with sugar cubes that spelled SUGAR SUGAR. Love it! Love it for the wonderful memories it brings back to me 🙂 . THANK YOU! Big hugs 🙂 OOOOOOOOO 🙂

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