In honor of the weirdest sandwich post on Wednesday and reading the comments I was inspired to do something a little off the wall so to speak. I had some fresh pineapple in the fridge and a loaf of homemade bread from the local bakery. I thought what the heck let’s give it a grill. It has been raining cats and dogs here as of late so I decided just to do the grilling on the George Foreman grill.
I was unsure of how the pineapple would hold up so I did a quick grill of that first and set it aside as I assembled the sandwich.
- 2 slices of thick whole wheat bread
- Sliced fresh pineapple
- Drizzle of honey
- Bunch of parsley
- Dash of hot sauce
- Preheat the grill to medium high heat and grill off the pineapple and set aside
- Take the two slices of bread and drizzle honey on one side.
- Place a thick slice of pineapple on top.
- Add hot sauce, parsley and cheese
- Set the second slice of bread on top and grill until golden brown and melted.
Zesty Tip: Make it crunchy! The pineapple has a lot of natural juice in the slice so grilling it before hand was a great idea. Keep the cheese heavy as it will lock the juice in the pineapple and keep the bread crunchy.
The sandwich was actually quite tasty. The one thing I did notice about it was the sweetness… duh right? But I found the little shot of hot sauce definitely help balance all the sugars from both the pineapple and the honey. I would try this again but I think over the open flame of the barbecue for more flavor.
Have a terrific Friday and wish me luck tomorrow as I put forth my handy man skills and donate some time to the habitat for humanity for the annual “Baby Barn Blitz”. Hopefully it is sunny where you are.