Monday, March 10, 2014

Ham and Caramelized Pineapple Skewers

Last spring/summer, my mom and I tried a bunch of different Skewer or Kebab recipes to see if we could find some good ones to share with our family. 

Every Sunday we gather together for family dinner. It's one of my favorite traditions that we started when I moved out to Utah for college back in 2001. We would all get together for dinner and just talk and goof around. One of my favorite things is to get my big brother to laugh! 

Well for memorial day last year we cooked these guys up, and they were TO.DIE.FOR. 
I kid you not. These are hands down the best skewers I have ever tasted. I had to share our recipe with you guys since I love you so much!
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 8 minutes, depending on how caramelized you'd like your ham and pineapple

This recipe serves 4, so adjust according to the group you're feeding or in my family's case...their appetites. 

3 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons distilled white vinegar
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 tablespoon prepared mustard
3/4 pound cooked ham, cubed (approx 1 inch cubes)
1 can (15 oz) pineapple chunks, drained

-Preheat your grill for high heat
-In a medium bowl, mix together brown sugar, vinegar, vegetable oil, & mustard. Alternate between putting the ham and pineapple on the skewers. 
-Lightly oil grill so the skewers don't stick to it. 
-Place skewers on prepared grill and brush liberally with the brown sugar mixture. This is what will give it the extra yummy caramelized amazingness. There is no better word for it. 
 -Cook for 6-8 minutes turning frequently and basting often so it doesn't stick.
-Serve when heated through and glazed to deliciousness.
It seriously is so incredibly good. 
To make this recipe even more amazing, here is a picture of my family last spring. I can't wait until the weather is nice enough to play outside regularly again! 



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