• 1 golden pineapple, cored and quartered
  • olive oil
  • 3 cups fresh pineapple juice
  • 1 habanero chile
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 2 star anise
  • 3 table spoons of chopped coriander
  • 3 sprigs Thai basil
  • 1/4 cup packed light brown palm sugar
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 1/2 pounds pork tenderlions
  • Red Chile oil, recipe follows


Heat grill to high. Brush pineapple with oil and grill until golden brown on all sides.

Put pineapple juice in a medium saucepan over high heat. Make a few slits in the habanero with a paring knife and add to the juice along with the cinnamon sticks, star anise, Thai basil & chopped coriander and brown sugar. Cook over high heat, stirring occasionally, until thickened and reduced to about 1 cup. Strain and keep warm.

Cut the pork tenderloin in patty steaks Brush with oil and season with salt and pepper. Grill on both sides until slightly charred and tender. Plate with pineapple (using 2 quarters of the grilled pineapple  ) and drizzle with pineapple sauce, coriander and red chili oil.

  • 5 chilies, stems and seeds removed
  • 1 cup canola oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt

Heat a large saute pan over high heat until almost smoking. Add the chilies and toast for 30 seconds on each side. Remove, let cool slightly and coarsely chop.


Combine chilies, oil and salt in a blender and blend until smooth. Strain into a bowl.