Pineapple Week

Nothing brings me back to my childhood like pineapple, but you don’t need to grow up in Hawaii to cook with this tangy, sweet fruit!

Welcome to Pineapple Week 🍍

When I was little in Hawaii, rather than taking a field trip to an apple farm (as Carmel kids do), we went to the Dole Pineapple Factory. I fell in love with the fields, the juice, and the fresh cut snacks… and pineapples have been one of my favorite fruits ever since. I’ll confess, the first time I lived alone was in Hong Kong, and I was known to simply eat a whole pineapple for dinner. That won’t be a recipe here, but you will find more balanced ways to incorporate pineapple into your meals, like in the blackened fish tacos above. Enjoy!

This week you’ll be making

🍍 Pineapple and blackened fish tacos with limey greek yogurt crema

🍍 Sugar & spice pork chops with pineapple mango salsa (that you can eat alllll week)

🍍 Spicy pineapple jalapeño mezcal margaritas

Your grocery list for the week:

Asterisks note things I suggest having on hand always as kitchen staples!

  • 3 cloves garlic*
  • ¼ large red onion, diced*
  • 1 shallot, diced
  • 1 jalapeño
    1 medium sized tomato, diced
  • 1 mango, diced
    1 pineapple
    3 limes (+ 1 lime for every additional marg)*
  • Large bunch of cilantro (~1 cup leaves)
  • Optional for tacos – 1 Avocado, cabbage slaw  
  • 1/4 cup greek yogurt (I used nonfat)*
  • Olive oil*
  • Brown sugar *
  • Garlic powder (can sub with 1 clove fresh garlic)*
  • Paprika*
  • Cumin*
  • Chili powder*
  • Cayenne pepper*
  • Salt & pepper*
  • Agave*
  • 2 boneless pork chops
  • 1 lbs tilapia (or halibut), cubed
  • Optional- Jasmine or brown rice (my choice of go-with)*  
  • Tortillas (pick how many you want!)
  • 1 can of black beans
  • Mezcal

The recipes:

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