There’s nothing so delicious as fresh pineapple cooked on a grill, say chowhounds. Cut a pineapple in 1/2-inch-thick slices and core, and grill over high heat until it’s light brown. You can get a similar effect using a very hot grill pan or cast iron skillet on the stovetop.

For dessert, you can sprinkle the pineapple with brown sugar and let it caramelize, or serve it with vanilla ice cream, Nutella, or a drizzle of dark chocolate.

On the savory side, use it as a side dish for grilled chicken or fish, dressed with lime juice and a bit of chile powder, or tossed with chopped cilantro and jalapeños. Old Spice makes a salsa from grilled pineapple and avocados cut into chunks, minced jalapeño, and lime juice that goes well with many things, but is especially good paired with scallops.

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