Before I teach with you how to cut a pineapple, I’ll share with are you some few tricks guaranteed to help you choose the right pineapple each time.
1. Look for a healthy, green crown.
2. Sniff the fruit at the base. A ripe pineapple will be fragrant
3. Press it gently, a ripe pineapple yields to slight pressure.
Step 1: Trim Off the Top
Cut off the crown at about ½ inch below the shoulders of the pineapple. If you are into natural decorative garnishes, save the crown for a centerpiece or fruit platter decoration. You can also use the crown to plant pineapple.
Step 2: Cut Off the Bottom
Similarly, cut about ½ inch off the bottom.
Step 3: Trim the Sides
Stand the pineapple upright and cut downward strips following the contours of the pineapple to remove the outer skin and the eyes. Continue to cut long strips all the way around the pineapple. Use a small paring knife to remove any remaining eyes.
Step 4: Remove the Core
Pineapples have tough inner core. To remove this core, slice the pineapple in half from top to bottom. Then, slice again lengthwise into quarters. Now, just slice off the core from each quarter
To make long pieces for grilling, cut each quarter again into two or three lengthwise strips and make bite-sized wedges by cutting across the strips.
To make pineapple rings, remove the top, bottom and outer skin of the pineapple then slice crosswise into rings. Use a circular cookie cutter to cut out the tough inner core.
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