It seems like everytime there is some type of function, whether that be with friends or family, I get asked to do food (surprise surprise). Interestingly, more often than not that request comes in the form of fruit trays. Why? . . . I guess I make a good fruit tray. cutting pineapple
Usually I try to only use fruit that people seem to love as opposed to just liking. So since everyone seems to love Pineapple, I place this delectible delicacy as a usual suspect on these fruit trays, in addition to strawberries, grapes and watermelon. cutting pineapple
Comments heard over the years range from “why does your pineapple always turn out better than mine?” or “how do you cut your pineapple so perfect?” . . . And for all you nay-sayers out there, yes they really do say that, I’m not just stroking my own ego. cutting pineapple
So here goes, I’m putting the secret out there for one and all . . . cutting pineapple
The First Timer’s Guide to Cutting Pineapple
As you can see here, we start by cutting off the bottom, so that the pineapple will stand up level on its own as you cut off the top and sides.
After you get the sides cut off, you will have what most people think is usuable-juicy-sweetness. . . But this is not so, and thus comes the secret of cutting pineapple. The middle of the pine apple is the actual “pine,” which has a tough woody-type texture. All I do to take this out is simply quarter the sheared column (as you can see from the photo), and then cut out that “woody” center. cutting pineapple
Now that the pine is gone, you can slice up that golden goodness, without the worry of chomping into a woody-grisly part, since the pine is out. When you serve it you can obviously arrange the pieces as you like, I like to include the top (as pictured) as a show piece. cutting pineapple
So there you have it . . . Run out and buy a pineapple (one that has a nice bright gold color on the outside and a nice smell to it, plus check to see if the leaves pull out easily-these are all signs of a good pineapple) and try it out. cutting pineapple
There it is a First Timer’s Guide to Cutting Pineapple.