This is an out-of-the-ordinary side dish that always turns into a conversation piece.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
20 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Cut the pineapple lengthwise into 8 wedges. Place the wedges into a sealable plastic container or sealable plastic bag. In a small bowl, stir together the cilantro, tequila and chipotle. Pour into the container with the pineapple. Cut lemon and lime in half, squeeze out some juice and put the juice and fruit into the container. Season with salt and pepper. Marinate in the refrigerator for at least one hour, turning pineapple once.

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  • Preheat an outdoor grill to medium-high heat. When the coals are hot, brush a light coating of oil on the grate.

  • Grill wedges for about 4 to 5 minutes on each side. If you like you can make a sauce by cooking the marinade in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil and cook until the sauce is thick and syrupy. It will be very spicy!

Nutrition Facts

206 calories; protein 1.3g; carbohydrates 20.9g; fat 0.4g; sodium 34.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (10)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/01/2003
I got great reviews on this recipe it was easy to make visually pleasing and very spicy. Loved it. Read More
(17)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
06/21/2016
I think it's a decent recipe and something different for sure. That said I used half the amount of chipotle pepper and had people who felt it was too spicy. I served the warm pineapple with vanilla bean ice cream and put raw sugar on the pineapple as it grilled. I personally liked it. Read More
(22)
10 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 3 stars
06/20/2016
I think it's a decent recipe and something different for sure. That said I used half the amount of chipotle pepper and had people who felt it was too spicy. I served the warm pineapple with vanilla bean ice cream and put raw sugar on the pineapple as it grilled. I personally liked it. Read More
(22)
Rating: 5 stars
07/01/2003
I got great reviews on this recipe it was easy to make visually pleasing and very spicy. Loved it. Read More
(17)
Rating: 5 stars
04/08/2014
I use half the powdered chipotle pepper. It will be hot enough and still very enjoyable. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/08/2014
I think it actually tasted better when I had to use dried cilantro. Read More
(14)
Rating: 5 stars
02/06/2013
I made this as written and it was pretty good. I thought it held the spice more than it did the rest of the marinade. It was so simple and interesting that I want to make the sauce next time and try using that and the pineapple as the base for a main dish. Edit 2/6/13: I ran out of chipotle and had to sub for half with ancho chile powder. I think I preferred it like this. Regardless we really enjoy this recipe. Read More
(12)
Rating: 1 stars
06/20/2016
We love spicy foods and found this far too hot to enjoy with that much chipotle. Read More
(10)
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Rating: 2 stars
08/22/2011
I love grilled fruit and I love tequila but this combination of sweet and spicy just didn't work for me...sorry. I was better off just grilling the pineapple by itself and drinking the tequila! Read More
(9)
Rating: 4 stars
09/08/2015
I doubled the amount of pineapple tequila and juice. Used only 1 c of cilantro and 3/4 T chipotle powder. The spicy lovers thought it was perfect but I will only use 1/2 T of chipotle next time. A great bbq dessert. Read More
(2)
Rating: 5 stars
09/19/2016
Made exactly as recipe - EXCEPT - did not grill but put in a med-high dry frying pan and just turned them until slightly browned. When I first tried the marinade it was so spicy I wondered if my guests would be able to take the heat. However once cooked the flavour was AMAZING and not nearly as spicy as when first tried. My guests and hubby LOVED this recipe. I served as a side dish with chicken enchiladas rajas mexican rice refried beans and salad with green goddess dressing. This recipe would be really good with ice cream! Read More