FIRED UP FOR JUNE - Anya Fernald’s Bacon Wrapped Tenderloin, Potatoes Cooked in the Coals and Buttermilk Waffles with Grilled Pineapple

We’ve been fans of brilliant live fire chef Anya Fernald and her mouth-watering instagram feed for years.  A leader in open fire cooking, Anya shares reel after reel of thoughtful “how-tos" and colorful meals often cooked on our kettles or in the coals. With Father’s Day on the horizon, we have Anya sharing some recipes and inspiration for cooking up one helluva meal for dear old dad.

There is so much more to explore beyond the s’more. Anya is sharing her recipe for crispy buttermilk waffles topped with grilled pineapple and ice cream.  Take a tip from Steve who has perfected the art of the roasted brownie - simply take a day old brownie and roast for a smokey chocolatey treat. Chef Tim Clower inspired us to try the toasted rice crispy treat. Simply, pop them on the end of our roasting forks and we’ll toast over the fire!



Anya’s Kettle is outfitted with our Grill attachment but you’ll also notice she does a fair amount of cooking directly in the coals.  Her Father’s Day menu is the best of both worlds - bacon wrapped tenderloin, pepper and mushroom skewers, and russet potatoes cooked in the coals.  Watch how simple it is to cook a sensational meal on the kettle this summer and beyond. 




This dish pairs sweet thick slices of grilled pineapple with fresh yeasted waffles. It can be paired with whipped cream or served a la mode with vanilla ice cream to finish the dish.

6 Servings

Waffles Ingredients

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 ½ teaspoons yeast
  • ½ c melted butter
  • 2 cups buttermilk 
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon coconut sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt


Day before making waffles:

Combine all ingredients in the bowl of a stand mixer and whisk until fully combined about 3 minutes.

Cover with plastic wrap or rest a plate on top of the bowl to cover and put in the fridge until the next day.


To make waffles:

Prepare your waffle iron as usual. Stir the batter to lightly deflate it and cook in the waffle iton.

Grilled Pineapple

1 whole pineapple – as ripe as possible

¾ cup coconut sugar

Cut the skin off the pineapple and cut into 6 thick slices. Place 1 tablespoon of coconut sugar on each side of each pineapple slice and place slices in a large bowl. Let rest for 10 minutes – you can also complete this step the day before you are grilling and store the slices in the fridge overnight.

Prepare a low temp grill and warm up your grill. Lay the pineapple slices in one layer on the grill and lift the grill as high as possible off the heat. The pineapple can char easily as it’s naturally sweet and has the sugar marinade on the surface.

Cover the grill with the heat dome and grill on the first side for 15-20 minutes, check the slices after 5 minutes and lower the grill one or two notches if the fruit is not browning. Flip the fruit once it is browned and slices have become flexible as the fruit breaks down in the heat. Cover again with the heat dome and cook for another 15-20 minutes on the other side. Remove from the grill.

While the pineapple is grilling, cook the waffles or thaw and toast pre-made waffles.

Serve the dish by combining a whole waffle with a slice of grilled pineapple and top with fresh or prepared sweetened whipped cream or with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

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