Drunken Pineapple and Polynesian Pork

Jane Whittaker


I was given a whole pineapple and a package of pork chunks, and thought this would be a good use, and I could use my new toy, my stove top grill.
The whole sh bang cooks up quickly, but I like to marinate both the pork and the pineapple early in the day to give the flavors a chance to marry.
Chicken would be a good choice for this also.
If you want to do this in the oven and have a sauce, just double the pork marinade, use half to marinate, use the other half to finish the pork in the oven, Probably still going to sear on the stove top first for color with this method.

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3 to 4


25 Min


20 Min




drunken pineapple part:
1 large
whole pineapple, peeled, sliced, and core removed
1 1/2 Tbsp
1 Tbsp
brown sugar
salt to taste
2 Tbsp
teriyacki sauce
1 1/2 lb
pork, cut into chunks, or you can buy it t his way.
marinade part:
1 large
onion, peeled and cut into 6th
1 Tbsp
minced garlic, from a jar is fine
1 Tbsp
rice wine vinegar
2 Tbsp
thai sweet chili sauce (found in asian aisle)
1 Tbsp
sesame oil
1 Tbsp
lime juice
6 Tbsp
teriyaki sauce

Directions Step-By-Step

Peel, slice and core the pineapple and place in a single layer in a glass flat container. I had to overlap a few pieces, that's ok.
Sprinkle the rum, brown sugar, teriyaki, and salt over the pineapple, rub the brown sugar in, and turn the pieces over. Several times through the day I give this a turn.
Put the onion in a gallon zip lock bag. Add the pork.
Mix the marinade ingredients in a glass bowl, and pour over the pork, seal the bag and refrigerate. Several times during the day, I turn the bag.
When ready to cook, put rice on to cook to package directions. Cous cous is another good option here.
Either use your gas grill, or a stove top grill, grill the pork until done, getting a nice brown crust. Internal temp 160°.
Grill the pineapple next, all you need is grill marks here.
Serve the pork over rice, and with the grilled pineapple sices.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pork
Main Ingredient: Pork
Regional Style: Asian