Tamarind and Molasses-Glazed Fruit Kebabs

Preparation info
  • Serves


    • Difficulty


Appears in
Food for Friends

By Levi Roots

Published 2010

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These fruity barbecued kebabs are divine. Molasses isn’t to everyone’s taste so you could leave it out and just increase the amount of sugar, if you prefer. If you can’t find tamarind paste -which is a pounded sour fruit - use extra lime juice instead.


  • 1 pineapple
  • 2 mangos, peeled and stoned (see page 25)
  • 2 bananas, just underripe


  1. Soak 4-6 wooden skewers in cold water for at least 30 minutes before cooking, to help prevent them from burning. Top and tail the pineapple, cut away the skin, then cut out the spiny ‘eyes’. Cut lengthways into quarters, then remove and discard the hard core. Cut the pineapple into 3 cm (1¼ in) chunks.
  2. Cut