Pineapple is an incredibly sweet and versatile fruit that can be found in many recipes including savoury dishes and sweet desserts.
You can tell when pineapples are ripe by the fact that the inside leaves of the crown are easy to pull out and the fruit exudes an intense aroma.
Try barbecued pineapple with ice cream for a glorious summer dessert! Watch this recipe being made in the Allrecipes Barbecued Pineapple Video.
Pineapple upside down cakes are a bit retro but still a lot of fun and a family favourite. With not much work you get great presentation.
A salsa of fresh pineapple, cucumber and mango is the perfect compliment to seared scallops. Always make sure scallops are fresh and be careful not to overcook them.
If you can't find tinned black beans you can substitute cooked dry ones which you can buy in Asian markets.