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Pineapple Butter Atlanta - Recipe of the Race Team JEGS chef Nicky Morse -- brings his unique recipes to NHRA fans each race with a new installment of "Quarter-mile Cuisine." Morse takes readers step-by-step through many of his award-winning...

Pineapple Butter

Atlanta - Recipe of the Race

Team JEGS chef Nicky Morse -- brings his unique recipes to NHRA fans each race with a new installment of "Quarter-mile Cuisine." Morse takes readers step-by-step through many of his award-winning recipes, the same ones he's prepared for countless racers, movie stars, musicians, athletes, fellow celebrity chefs, and government dignitaries over his career. From the knee of his Italian grandmother, to exhaustive training at Ohio's top French restaurant, to stints as a culinary instructor at Ohio State University, Morse's knowledge of cooking is as varied as the recipes he offers.

This recipe that I am going to share with you is pretty simple to make, but it takes a little time to dry the pineapple. I show the butter in the picture served with toasted bagels, but you can use this butter for a number of dishes. You can put it on your pancakes with some toasted pecans, or use it to baste your whole roasted chicken. Use your own creativity.

Pineapple Butter

Ingredients:
12 Ounces Pineapple (Fresh / Cored/ Cut 3/8 inch thick)
8 ounces Butter (Soft- Unsalted- I use Plugra)
1 Teaspoon Lemon Zest
¼ Teaspoon Cinnamon
2 Tablespoons Confectioners sugar (10X's)
¼ Teaspoon Salt

Procedure to dry pineapple:
-Spray a baking rack with non-stick food release
-Place the pineapple on the baking rack so that the slices do not touch
-Place in a 250 degree Fahrenheit preheated convection oven- If you do not have a convection oven; turn your conventional oven up 50 degrees for each temperature that I give
-Bake 30 minutes
-Turn the oven to 300 degrees
-Bake 30 minutes
-Turn the oven to 350 degrees
-Bake 45 minutes
(By this time your pineapple will weigh about 4.5-5 ounces. The edges of the pineapple will get a little brown.)
-Chill the pineapple
-Puree the pineapple
-Using a mixing bowl and paddle, mix all of the ingredients together until well mixed.

Note: I used pineapple leaves as the garnish. I boiled them for about 10 seconds and then put them right in ice water to cool. This will make them a bright green color.

Enjoy

-credit: team jegs

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