Pukka Pineapple with Bashed-Up Mint Sugar
Recipe created by Jamie Oliver
January 01, 2006
Sweet, fresh pineapple gets minty-fresh in this dessert that's sure to be a crowd-pleasing surprise!
Servings: Serves 4
- 1 ripe pineapple
- 4 heaping tablespoons sugar
- 1 handful fresh mint
- Plain yogurt , to serve (optional)
Purchase a pineapple that smells fresh, with leaves that can easily be removed. Cut both ends off and peel skin with knife, removing any black bits.
Cut pineapple into quarters and remove the slightly less tasty core. Finely slice quarters lengthways, as thin as possible. Lay out flat in one or two layers on large plate. (Don't refrigerate.)
After dinner, take plate to table with a tub or bowl of yogurt. Put sugar in mortar and pestle and add mint leaves. "Bash the hell out of it" until you see the color of the sugar change.
If desired, drizzle the yogurt over the plate of pineapple, then sprinkle the mint sugar over the top.
Printed from Oprah.com on March 8, 2014
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