Look for miso paste in the international or refrigerated sections of upscale markets. Miso paste, commonly made from soybeans, is a Japanese condiment used in marinades, salad dressings, and sauces. It’s nutritious but salty.
The thickness of the sauce in this easy dish depends on whether you use regular or low-fat coconut milk. Both will work, but low-fat versions make for thinner sauces.
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Coconut milk and coconut cream add flavor and richness to this tasty breakfast treat. If you can’t find unsweetened coconut cream, substitute cream of coconut, which is often found in the cocktail mixers area of your market. Cream of coconut is sweetened, so you may want to skip the sugar.
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Toss the pineapple in the marinade just before grilling; otherwise the enzymes will thin the marinade and you might lose the yummy caramelized surface. Extra marinade can be drizzled over after the pineapple grills.