Food

How to Cut Pineapple

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.

Video by Allrecipes

fresh ripe pineapple is a tropical tree
and so much more flavorful and textural
than canned pineapple you can
practically taste sunshine in each bite
of this sweet fruit it may look like a
prickly piece of armor but beneath the
pineapples spiky crown and rough and
tough skin there’s a juicy yellow
treasure that’s delicious to eat raw or
cooked plus a tropical cocktail such as
a pina colada is under dressed without a triangle
garnish of fresh ripe pineapple but
let’s face it an under ripe pineapple is
a huge disappointment pineapples don’t
mature much after they’re picked so
finding a ripe one is worth the effort
here are some ripeness cues a green
crown a pineapple skin color doesn’t
reveal ripeness but the color of the
crown does look for a bright green a
yielding skin the skin reveals a
ripeness cue if you press it a ripe
pineapple yields to slight pressure a
sweet scent your nose nose sniff the
fruit at the base a ripe pineapple will
be fragrant when you’ve got a ripe
pineapple don’t wait a minute more to
cut it up here’s how in just three easy
steps step one we move the ends with a
sharp chef’s knife cut off the crown at
about 1/2 an inch below the shoulders of
the pineapple if you’re into natural
decorative garnishes save the crown for
a centerpiece or fruit platter
decoration in tropical climates you can
even plant the crown in your garden next
cut about half an inch off the bottom
step two 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 3 remove the core pineapples have a tough
inner core here’s how to remove it slice
the pineapple in half from top to bottom
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 make bite-sized wedges
by cutting across the strips if you
prefer pineapple rings many kids do
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
there you have it sliced fresh on the
grill in salads or topping your favorite
drink pineapple is a versatile juicy and
flavorful way to enjoy the sweet taste
of the tropics.

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