I have had this thing with skewers and kabobs lately. Maybe it is because summer is coming or possibly because food on skewers just looks so good! Why not make something that is going to look as great as it tastes, even during the summer months when cooking is probably last on your list of want-to-do things.
I did make these in the oven on broil, because it happened to be very rainy the day I made them, so BBQ was not an option in my mind, but these would be AWESOME on the grill! The other reason these kabobs are so nice, besides the fact that they are great for outdoor summer cooking, is that nothing is raw. You don’t have to worry about under cooking anything. Your sole focus can be on getting the ham and pineapple to have the perfect roasted color! Oh boy, just thinking about these is making me hungry! Ok, well I will get on with the recipe already, but I am serious when I say that these will be great for your summer! Enjoy!
1 fresh pineapple
1/2 pound pre-cooked ham, thinly sliced
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup pineapple juice concentrate
About 20 wooden skewers
Soak the skewers in hot water for about 30 minutes before cooking the kabobs.
If cooking on the grill, heat on high. For the oven, preheat to high-broil.
Cut the ham pieces into 1 1/2-inch wide strips. Cut the pineapple into 1-inch cubes. Fold each ham strip back and forth before sticking it on the skewer. Then put a pineapple cube on the skewer. Alternate between ham-folds and pineapple cubes until all the skewers are finished.
Whisk the honey and pineapple juice concentrate together. Brush the skewers with the glaze and put on the grill (on in the oven) to cook. Continue brushing the glaze on the kabobs as needed, and rotate them occasionally until the ham is lightly blackened and the pineapple is golden brown.