Grilled Ham and Pineapple Skewers


Grilled Ham and Pineapple Skewers

This is not a great picture of this dish.  Our local grocery store had whole pineapples on sale for $1.49 this week.  I have bought 2 so far but am going back today for 2 more.  They are so sweet the kids were begging for fresh pineapple last night.   We are still in a No Buy June except for perishables and in cleaning out the freezer the other day I found a ham I froze at Easter when ham was about $1.00 a pound.

So grilled ham and pineapple became dinner.

Verdict:

You can alternate the ham and pineapple on one skewer to make it look better but I kept mine separate as they cook at different speeds and I didn’t want burnt pineapple and raw ham.  Everyone loved this meal.  I made a brown sugar glaze for the ham and left the pineapple plain as it had enough juice to caramelize on its own.

I served this with a green salad and yellow squash thinly cut with onions.  Grilled with just a bit of olive oil and salt and pepper the squash was delicious.  The best thing for my family?  No potatoes, rice, pasta or bread in sight.

Ingredients:

  •  1 1/2 – 2 lbs fully cooked ham cut into chunks and placed on skewers
  • 1 large pineapple, fresh, peeled, cored and cut into chunks – placed on skewers
  • 1/2 cup of dark brown sugar
  • 2 TBSP yellow mustard

Directions:

  1. Soak the skewers before placing your food on them for 10-15 minutes in a pan of water to avoid burning.
  2. Mix the brown sugar and yellow mustard in a bowl until smooth.  If mixture is too thick add a bit of yellow mustard to thin it out.
  3. Place ham and pineapple on grill over medium heat.  Brush meat with sauce.
  4. Cook until meat warmed though, time will vary with the size of your ham pieces – brushing the meat with sauce each time you turn it and pineapple has nice brown grill marks.
  5. Remove from heat and serve.

 

 

One Comment Add yours

  1. kewpiexdoll says:

    That looks so yummy!! 🙂

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