Pineapple in Port With Fresh Chopped Mint
Vicki Butts (lazyme)
The mellowest pineapples on earth are those grown in the Azores because they ripen in greenhouses under waftings of smoke. Most of the pineapple served in mainland Portugal comes from the Azores, the mid-Atlantic archipelago discovered and claimed for Portugal by Prince Henry-the-Navigator's captains early in the fifteenth century. This particular recipe couldn't be easier or more refreshing. It also proves that not all Portuguese desserts are desperately rich.
From The Food of Portugal by Jean Anderson.
- 1 large
- ripe pineapple, about 3 3/4 to 4 pounds
- 3 Tbsp
- fine ruby port
- 1/4 c
- freshly minced mint