Pineapple with mint sugar

1 ripe pineapple (it should smell slightly sweet and the leaves should be easy to remove)
4 heaped tablespoons caster sugar
1 handful of fresh mint

Cut both ends off the pineapple and peel the skin with a knife, removing any little black bits. Then cut the pineapple into quarters and remove the core. Finely slice your quarters lengthways as thin as you can. Lay the pineapple slices out flat in one or two layers on a large plate.

Place the sugar in a mortar and add the mint leaves, bash the sugar and mint with the pestle (you can use a dish and end of a rolling pin for this), you will see the sugar change colour and it will smell fabulous. This takes about a minute or so. Sprinkle the mint sugar over the pineapple and enjoy !