NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The grill isn’t just for hamburgers and hot dogs. Chef Masaki Nakayama (or Chef Naka, as he is known) of Mr. Robata stopped by the CBS 2 studios to cook up some grilled fruit.

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Chef Naka’s Recipes for Grilled Fruit

Strawberry-Mint Sauce


Heavy cream                                      1cup

Sugar                                                     5oz

vanilla extract                                   2dash

Strawberry puree                            2oz

Strawberry                                          3

Mint leaf                                             pinch

Spiced Sugar


Sugar                                                     6oz

Cinnamon                                           2 Tablespoons

Coriander powder                           1 Teaspoon



Grill bananas 7 minutes each side, until soft.

Slice in half lengthwise, and put on plate.

Place approximately 2 ounces Strawberry Whipped Cream.

Garnish with diced strawberries and mint leaves.


Peel pineapple skin and  remove core

Slice into 1/2 inch slices

Marinade in spiced sugar 3-4 hours in refrigerator

Use 2 heaping tbsp of sugar per 4 slices of fruit

Grill 3 minutes each side until caramelized

Place 4 overlapping slices onto plate

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