This hors d'ouevre almost did not come to fruition.
JS and I have been thinking about submitting something to the Blog Party at Dispensing Happiness, but after much consideration ("We're not really hors d'ouevres people, are we?") and realistically assessing our schedules ("Do you want to do it this weekend or on a weeknight when we get home [around 10pm]?"), we decided that we wouldn't be able to come up with anything.
Then, one Sunday when we completed our Tomato dish for Wandering Chopstick's Weekend Wokking, my mother asked me to cut up a pineapple.
I saw the cut up pieces of pineapple, some leftover balsamic reduction and some basil.
Thus, this appetizer was born.
I put "grilled" in parenthesis because we didn't grill the pineapple this time, but in my conceptualization, they should be.
We also had to come up with an accompanying drink. What goes with pineapple?
Well, pineapple goes with pineapple, of course!
Since we have easy access to artisan gelato and sorbetto, I decided go on ahead and make a simple Pineapple Sorbetto Cooler.
Some sparkling water, some pineapple sorbetto, and voilà.
So there you go: blog party time!
I must say, my fingers smelled quite nice after making this: sweet pineapple, heady basil, tangy balsamic reduction... they should bottle this and sell it as shampoo.
We are submitting this to Blog Party #36 at Dispensing Happiness. The theme is Blogger's Choice. More info here.