Friday, August 12, 2011

Pineapple and Cheese Skewers

These are my new favorite restaurant appetizers. They are fun to eat, they look delicious, they taste fresh and they are so easy to make at home as well. I tried my first plate about 3-4 months ago and ever since I have always been ordering them. They are typically served on a bed of crushed ice, I guess to prevent the cheese from melting, but it doesn't freeze the cheese or make it too cold to eat. Try it and let me know. I have used Amul cheese here but feel free to use cheddar cubes or some pepper jack for some heat.

Ingredients:

3 Amul cheese cubes, cut into 4
2 thick slices pineapple
12 pieces maraschino cherry
10-12 pieces of ice

Remove the core of the pineapple slice and cut it to make 8 pieces, like you would cut a pizza. Take a toothpick and skewer a piece of pineapple through it. Next skewer the cherry and finally the piece of cheese. The flat surface of the cheese square lets it stand on a platter. 
Put the ice in a Ziploc and cover with a tea cloth. Crush with a pestle or a rolling pin. Put the crushed ice on a serving platter around the skewers. Serve immediately!
If you want to make these in advance just keep them in the fridge (not more than 2 hours) and serve with crushed ice when guests arrive.

11 comments:

Love to cook said...

truly colorful. but what is the ice for??

Prathima Rao said...

My fav one too..!!!! Just a bite of this does something magical to ur senses!!!
Prathima Rao
Prats Corner

Priya said...

So cute and damn tempting skewers..

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

What a co-incidence we just had it yesterday evening, clicked all the pictures...yet to be posted...Its my childhood fav too...

Shabitha Karthikeyan said...

Looks so colorful !!!So tempting !!

Vardhini said...

Wow .. they look so colorful and cute. Lovely.

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divya said...

Wow wat a tempting clicks,looks awesome...

SouthIndianHome said...

Looks colorful and delicious
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AquaM said...

Pineapple, Cheese, Olives are my favs anytime anywhere!
Party cheesell;lllllll cubes are available I guess..they are awesome

Now Serving said...

Love cheese with fruits - delicious skewers!!

tadkapasta said...

For raised-in-India tastebuts, Amul cheese is the yummiest! And this combo is classic, sweet, salty and tangy.

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