A Perfect Sunday Afternoon..

What's a perfect Sunday Afternoon for you? For me it's all about the weather. Spring is here. Although we had a few cold days, the sun seems to come out on the weekends, which is when it really counts.

This weekend was the perfect time to give my new Bodum Picnic Grill a bit of a whirl. I have always wanted a picnic grill and this one is light, cute and comes in an amazing array of colours.








I made some Spiced Steak Kebabs and for dessert, BBQ Pineapple Chunks with Cinnamon Sugar.





Spiced Steak Kebabs (Martha Stewarts Everyday Living September Issue)

Ingredients

12 – 15 pieces sirloin steak chunks (cut into 1½ inches each)
½ cup extra virgin olive oil
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 teaspoon ground coriander
1 medium green capsicum (cut into 1½ inch chunks)
1 medium red onion (cut into 1 inch pieces)
salt and pepper

Method

1. In a small bowl, combine the oil, cumin, coriander, salt and pepper together.

2. Thread the steak, onion and capsicum onto your skewers. I only used 4 chunks of steaks per skewer.

3. Brush the skewers with the oil mixture making sure that it is well coated. Set aside in the fridge for about 30 minutes.

4. BBQ the skewers, turning frequently to avoid burning. It’s best to take it off the heat when the meat is slightly pink. The skewers will continue to cook off the heat. Let it rest for 5 minutes before serving.








I first tasted these Pineapple Chunks at a Brazilian BBQ Restaurant. The sweet pineapple is perfect with the cinnamon sugar. Such a simple but delicious dessert.




BBQ Pineapple Chunks with Cinnamon Sugar

Ingredients

1 Pineapple (skin off and cut into thick chunks)
2 tablespoons cinnamon
4 tablespoons castor sugar
BBQ skewers (wooden skewers should be soaked in water to prevent burning)

Method

1. Mix the cinnamon and the sugar together and put it on a plate.

2. Coat each pineapple chunk in the cinnamon sugar mixture before putting onto the BBQ Skewers.

3. BBQ for 6 minutes each side. The outside should start to caramelise.

4. Let it cool slightly before serving.






You can add a little more cinnamon sugar after it has cooked. Don’t add too much as it will take away from the charcoal flavour. This is perfect served with coconut ice cream or fresh cream.

Thank you to Kitchenware Direct for sending me the Cool Bodum Picnic Grill to review. For more information on the Bodum range just go to Kitchenware Direct

Phuoc'n Delicious (September 11, 2011)  

Cool! How cute is the baby grill. Definitely perfect for picnics.. I miss the warmth of Spring and Summer, I am a Spring baby afterall... I just can't wait for it to be 100% warm, unlike this crappy cold Spring we're having.

I absolutely love BBQ pineapple! Best invention EVER! I'll have to serve that at the next BBQ. Soooooo good!

Anabel Nieuwen –  (September 11, 2011)  

I WANT A BODUM PICNIC GRILL!!! Where can i get one??

OohLookBel (September 11, 2011)  

I adore the glossy red of the grill. Your kebabs look pretty good, too.

Trisha (September 11, 2011)  

That is the awesomest red grill I've ever seen! And love grilled, cinnamon sugared pineapples! Miss you heaps Kath!

cusinera (September 12, 2011)  

Beautiful baby grill=) That pineapple pieces looks really nice...you remind me now I have to do my pineapple upside down cake, hehehehe!

excusemewaiter (September 12, 2011)  

those skewers look mouthwatering! grilled pineapple with cinnamon is heavenly too

sugarpuffi (September 12, 2011)  

wow the steak kebab looks fantastic! im hungry just looking at it

Adrian (Food Rehab) (September 13, 2011)  

LOVE bbq pineapple Cinnamon Sugar! I was addicted to the stuff when at churrascos- wipes the palate clean of its fat after eating so much meat!

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella (September 13, 2011)  

The pineapple on the bbq is an inspired idea Kath! Bring on the warm weather! :)

The Ugly Ducking @ Fruit Salad & Mixed Veg (September 14, 2011)  

What a great little BBQ! :) It reminds me of the ones people have in Germany. They purchase little aluminium tray grills from the supermarket and take them to the park. Then, at the end of the day, stacked near the bins are towers of little grills. It always made me laugh...though somewhat wasteful:(

Ramen Raff (September 16, 2011)  

That baby grill looks so cool! What an awesome BBQ Combo! love bbq pineapply chunks.

peachkins (September 16, 2011)  

I'm thinking about grilling some pineapple too!

Kat @ Big Apple Little Kitchen (September 22, 2011)  

My mouth is watering! These are the perfect kebabs!

vickys (September 27, 2011)  

I'm inclined to dunk those delish kebabs in some cucumber yoghurt! :D

chopinandmysaucepan (September 27, 2011)  

Looks like a pretty nifty piece of equipment and I bet it's so convenient since it's so small..

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