Pineapple With Tequila & Mint
May 12, 2017
"This is out of my Mexican recipe cookbook...it say this light, chilled desert is a refreshing way to finish a Mexican spread. For a more collaborate dish, accompany the pineapple with a scoop of good-quality pineapple sherbet."
- Serving Size: 1 (97.2 g)
- Calories 55
- Total Fat - 0.2 g
- Saturated Fat - 0 g
- Cholesterol - 0 mg
- Sodium - 1.3 mg
- Total Carbohydrate - 11.8 g
- Dietary Fiber - 0.5 g
- Sugars - 8.4 g
- Protein - 0.3 g
- Calcium - 5.1 mg
- Iron - 0.1 mg
- Vitamin C - 24.7 mg
- Thiamin - 0 mg
Step by Step Method
Using a sharp knife, cut off the top and bottom of the pineapple. Place upright on a board, then slice off the skin, cutting downward. Cut in half, remove the core if wished, then cut the flash into chunks.
Place the pineapple in a bowl and sprinkling with sugar, lemon juice, and tequila.
Toss the pineapple to coat well, then cover and chill until ready to serve.
To serve, arrange on a serving plate and sprinkling with the mint strips.
No special items needed.
The ingredient tips, suggestions, variations, facts, questions and answers below are not edits to the original author's recipe. They are not meant to imply any change would improve the recipe. They're offered for convenience, alternative ideas, and points of interest. If you have any comments about them, please post in the Help & Ideas forum.
- When selecting the pineapple, look for one that is ripe and fragrant, with a golden yellow color.
- If desired, use a flavored liqueur such as coconut, lime, or mango for a unique twist.
- Replace the tequila with rum - This substitution provides a sweeter flavor to the pineapple, which will complement the sugar and lemon juice.
- Replace the lemon juice with lime juice - This substitution adds a bit of tartness to the pineapple, which will help balance the sweetness of the sugar and rum.
Pineapple With Coconut & Mint Replace the tequila with coconut liqueur and add a few drops of coconut extract to the mixture. Instead of sprinkling with mint strips, top with toasted coconut flakes.
Black Bean & Corn Salad: This fresh and flavorful side dish is the perfect accompaniment to the Pineapple With Tequila & Mint. The sweetness of the pineapple is complemented by the savory taste of the black beans and corn, while the added crunch of the red onion and cilantro adds texture. This salad is sure to be a hit with any Mexican feast.
Grilled Guacamole: This creamy and delicious guacamole is the perfect addition to the Pineapple With Tequila & Mint. The smoky flavor of the grilled avocados pairs perfectly with the sweetness of the pineapple, and the added kick of the jalapeno provides a nice balance. This guacamole is sure to be a hit with any Mexican feast.
Q: How long should the pineapple be chilled?
A: The pineapple should be chilled until ready to serve, which is usually about an hour.
Q: What is the best way to store a pineapple?
A: The best way to store a pineapple is to keep it in a cool, dry place. It should not be stored in the refrigerator.
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Fun Fact 1: Pineapple has a long and storied history of being associated with hospitality. In the 1700s, wealthy Europeans would display pineapples as a sign of their wealth and hospitality, and it was a popular symbol of welcome during the Colonial era of the United States.
Fun Fact 2: Tequila has been popularized in many movies and TV shows, such as The Hangover, Breaking Bad, and How I Met Your Mother. The popularity of tequila in these shows has helped to make it an iconic spirit around the world.