When does a “set of instructions to make food” become a recipe? Is it as soon as you have a set quantity for each ingredient or is it always considered a recipe? hmm… See I learnt to cook from my mum, and like any Indian cook I’ve seen, cooking is more about adding & testing ingredients whilst you taste. So of course, it’s really hard to write a food blog post, when you don’t know exactly how it started in the first place lol
Anyway, enough of my ramblings 😛 Caramelised Paprika Pineapple.. just the word caramelised can make one drool right? I mean nothing bad has ever come out of caramelising anything.. as far as I know anyway 😛 This “recipe” actually came about from a food photo I did (linked below), that included the caramelised paprika pineapple in a chicken fajita – foregoing the usual onion/pepper mix that you find with fajitas.
After a few comments, and messages, on instagram & facebook, it seemed that people liked the pineapple – so this post is for you guys! Well, and me so I don’t forget what I actually did lol
The ingredients list is what I actually used – you can increase and decrease the amount as you see fit. You can even change it up, and use fresh pineapple – I used canned in juice pineapple cos that’s all I had at the time – and like all “mum chefs” I improvise A LOT cos frankly dragging 2 kids to the shops to get 1 item is rather low on my list of “fun” things to do 😀 If I wasn’t cooking it for the kids, I’d probably use chilli powder or HOT paprika, instead of regular smoked paprika.
If you do make it for the summer bbq/braai season, it can even be made on the hotplate 🙂 Just be realllllly careful when picking it up, cos it’s HOT! Don’t try and taste test straight after cooking either
If you do make the Caramelised Paprika Pineapple – feel free to tag me in on a photo. Love to hear from you 🙂