In true D.C.-in-the-summertime style, it was blazing hot outside over the weekend. Luckily, Simon and I were able to escape to the beach. We spent three days on Long Beach Island with my family, and it was really nice to relax and spend some time away from the sweltering swamp (or, I should say, tidal plain) that is D.C.
We had tons of delicious summer foods on the shore (think grilled sweet corn and watermelon), but one of my favorite dishes was actually a dessert. We had dinner with Simon's dad one night and he prepared us some delicious Grilled Coconut-Crusted Pineapple. I'm not sure what the exact recipe was, though I do know he coated the pineapple with honey and toasted coconut flakes; so, here's a pretty close version I found online: http://vegetarian.about.com/od/specialoccasionrecipe1/r/grilledpineapp.htm.
We served it alongside coconut sorbet for a sweet, hot and cold, melt-in-your-mouth dessert. Yum!