Banana-pineapple kabobs

Yield: 6 servings

Measure Ingredient
1 each Whole vanilla bean
⅓ cup Brown sugar
¼ cup Water
1 teaspoon Margarine, optional
1 pinch Salt, optional
4 eaches Bananas
½ small Pineapple

Slit vanilla bean lengthwise & scrape out sticky black seeds. Place seeds & pod in small heavy bottomed pot along with remaining ingredients except fruit. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly.

Reduce heat & simmer for 2 to 3 minutes. Stir till sugar has dissolved. Remove from heat. If glaze hardens, reheat before using.

Prepare grill. Peel bananas; peel & core pineapple. Cut into bite-sized pieces. Alternate bananas & pineapple on skewers. Place skewers on hot grill & cook 5 to 10 minutes, turning once. When hot, baste with glaze, two or three times. Turn & baste again.

PER SERVING: 139 Cal.; 0.8g Prot.; 0.4g Fat; 33g Carb.; 0 Chol.; 6mg Sod.; 2g Fiber.

"Vegetarian Times" July, 1993

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