Sweet & Spicy Pineapple

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Sweet & Spicy Pineapple is a recipe of pineapple slices cooked with sugar to get a nice caramelized taste of pineapple. Sugar increases the sweetness of the pineapple & the spicy gives a nice tingling taste.

While eating this pineapple slice, it gives a feeling like you are eating a candy. As soon as the slice is put into the mouth the sugar & spices  starts melting  releasing all the mix flavors of sweetness of pineapple and sugar…sourness of lemon…and spiciness of red chilli.

Pineapple is sweet, sour & tangy flavored fruit. It is good source of antioxidants, as it is packed with vitamin C, A, E, manganese. It is eaten as a fruit, used for making pineapple jam; also a famous recipe of cake is made from pineapple i.e. “Pineapple Upside Down cake”.

Many a times the pineapple is not sweet, try this recipe to enjoy pineapple in a different flavor. Sweet pineapple can also be used for this recipe. Both tastes the same only sugar quantity used will vary.

Ingredients:

  • Pineapple slices – of one whole pineapple
  • Sugar – 1 to 2 tbsp
  • Red chilli powder – ½ tsp
  • Salt – a pinch
  • Water – ½ to 1 tbsp.
  • Lemon juice – 1 tsp

Method:

  • Remove the skin of the pineapple along with the eye.
  • Slice the pineapple of equal thickness, about ½ cm.

  • Heat a nonstick pan.
  • Add 2 tbsp of sugar and 1 tbsp of water.
  • Let the sugar melts and  boil for 2 minutes.
  • When the sugar melts layer the pineapple slices over the sugar syrup.
  • Cook for 5 minutes on medium flame.
  • Turn the side and cook for 5 minutes.
  • Add lemon juice.
  • Cook further till the sugar is caramelized or thicken but should not become too thick and sticky.
  • The pineapple should be soft.
  • Sprinkle red chilli powder and salt over both the sides.
  • Cook for a minute after adding the spices.
  • Till now the pineapple should have shrink down.
  • Take care that the pineapple slices should not become dry or burn towards the end as it will taste bitter.
  • Remove from the flame and let it cool. Don’t hurry to eat as the sugar syrup will burn your tongue.

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