Ingredients: (makes 5 skewers)
- 1 pineapple, chopped (see below)
- 1 mango, chopped (see below)
- 1 passion fruit, to garnish (optional)
- 5 wooden skewers
For the syrup:
- A few mint leaves, finely chopped
- 3 tbsp lime juice
- 1 tbsp agave nectar (if you do not have this, then you can just use 1 tbsp of normal sugar or honey)
- A small piece of fresh ginger, grated
- To cut the pineapple,I find the best way is to firstly cut the green top off the pineapple, using a sharp knife.
- Then cut down the sides of the pineapple, removing the ‘skin’.
- If you see any brown circles still left into the pineapple flesh, remove these with a smaller knife.
- There is a core in the middle of the pineapple, so you need to cut around this core. Discard the core.
- Cut the remaining pineapple into chunks.
- I find the best way to peel the mango, is to use a regular peeler.
- The mango has a middle stone, so cut around this stone, using a small knife and cut the mango into cubes.
- Get the skewers, and thread alternating pineapple and mango onto the skewers, watching out for your fingers.
- Now make the syrup. Just add all the syrup ingredients together in a pan and heat up until warm.
- Drizzle the syrup over the fruit.
- Garnish with the passion fruit and mint leaves.
- I think these taste better chilled, so you can put them into the fridge or eat them straight away.
If you wanted to make this into a warm dessert, then pre soak the skewers for a few hours before use, then when the fruit is on the skewers, grill the fruit on a griddle pan until charred. Then eat warm with ice cream.You could also drizzle the fruit with a rum such as Malibu. If you are feeling adventurous you could also add red chilli to the mix.