Pineapple Lemonade

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup lemon juice
  • 1 cup pineapple juice
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice

Directions

  1. To make the simple syrup, combine sugar and 1 cup water in a medium saucepan over medium heat, stirring until the sugar has dissolved; let cool.
  2. In a large pitcher, whisk together simple syrup, lemon juice, pineapple juice, lime juice and 5 cups water. Place in the refrigerator until chilled.
    Serve over ice.

Pineapple Chicken

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 1 lb. boneless skinless chicken thighs, cut into 1″ pieces
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 3/4 c. canned pineapple juice
  • 1/4 c. low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 c. brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp. hoisin sauce
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 jalapeño, minced (seeded if desired)
  • 2 tsp. cornstarch
  • 1 c. pineapple chunks
  • 1/4 c. cashews
  • Sliced green onions, for serving
  • Cooked white rice, for serving
  • Lime wedges, for serving

Directions

  1. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, heat oil. Season chicken with salt and pepper and cook, turning occasionally, until golden, 5 minutes. Stir in bell pepper and cook until just tender, 3 minutes more.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, combine pineapple juice, soy sauce, brown sugar, hoisin sauce, garlic, and jalapeño and bring to a simmer. Make a slurry: In a small bowl whisk together 2 tsp. water and cornstarch until combined, then whisk into saucepan. Cook until thickened, about 5 minutes.
  3. Pour sauce over chicken and let simmer 3 minutes. Stir in pineapple and cashews.
    Garnish with green onions and serve with rice and lime.

Pina Colada

Ingredients

  • 30ml malibu rum
  • 30ml white rum
  • 60ml fresh coconut water
  • 30ml sugar syrup
  • 60ml pineapple juice
  • 20gm coconut cream
  • Pineapple, orange and maraschino cherry for garnishing

Directions

  1. Put all the ingredients in a blender
  2. Blend it well
  3. Serve in tabu tikki glass with ice cubes (5-6)
  4. Garnish with fresh pineapple, orange and maraschino cherry

Coconut-Pineapple Loaf Cake

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature, plus more for pan
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, (spooned and leveled), plus more for pan
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 can (20 ounces) pineapple chunks in juice, drained well

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spread coconut on a rimmed baking sheet. Bake until lightly toasted, tossing occasionally, 6 to 10 minutes; set aside. Butter and flour a 9-by-5-inch (8-cup) loaf pan; set aside. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt; set aside.
  2.  Using an electric mixer on high speed, beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Reduce speed to low, and alternately add flour mixture in three parts and sour cream in two, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Mix just until combined (do not overmix).
  3.  Using a rubber spatula, fold pineapple and 1 cup coconut into batter. Spoon into prepared pan, and smooth top; sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup coconut. Bake until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, 65 to 70 minutes (cover pan with foil halfway through). Let cake cool in pan 15 minutes. Remove from pan, and transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Brown Sugar Pineapple Chicken

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds chicken tenderloins or boneless skinless chicken breasts pounded thin
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
Chicken Marinade/Glaze:
  • 1 cup pineapple juice
  • 1/3 cup + 1 tablespoon packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon sriracha/Asian hot red chili sauce optional
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
Garnish:
  • green onions
  • orange zest

Justine’s Pineapple-Mint Ice Cream

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups water
  • 2 cups lightly packed mint leaves
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 2 cups canned crushed pineapple in its own juice
  • 1 1/2 cups canned pineapple juice
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup white creme de menthe
  • 1 cup fresh lemon juice
  • Shortbread cookies for garnish

Pineapple Mint Punch

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 quarts pineapple juice
  • 1 liter gin
  • 1 liter club soda
  • 1 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1 cup fresh mint leaves
  • Ice, for serving

Directions

  1. In a small saucepan, combine the sugar and ½ cup water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until the sugar dissolves, 1 to 2 minutes; let cool.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the sugar syrup, pineapple juice, gin, club soda, lime juice, and mint. Serve over ice.