The Proper Way To Cut A Fresh PineappleBy Anthony K
Before we get on how to cut a pineapple, it is essential to choose a fresh and succulent pineapple. Some of the things to look out for when selecting a pineapple in the market include:
- Go for a bright green crown.
- Go for a pineapple with a firm rind but one that will yield to minor pressure
- The fruit’s base should have a sweet pineapple smell.
Having chosen your pineapple, it’s time to cut it.
Remove the two ends
Both from the top and bottom of the pineapple cut about an inch.
2. Trim the sides of the pineapple
With the pineapple standing on its bottom, slice it from top to bottom, making sure to follow the pineapple contours. In strips, cut the rind away. For the strips, continue to cut them into portions and in enough water that covers the skins of the pineapple. Proceed to simmer them for approximately 20 minutes. Let this “pineapple tea” completely cool, proceed to strain, and then refrigerate. If desired, use sugar or honey to sweeten.
3. Get rid of the eyes
Still, the eyes are arranged on your pineapple haphazardly. Typically, the eyes angle on your pineapple diagonally from left to right and running in parallel lines. After seeing the lines, proceed to slice into either of the sides of the lines. In long wedges, proceed to get rid of the eyes’ lines.
4. Get rid of the core
Cut the pineapple you’ve peeled in two from top to bottom. Again, slice it into quarters lengthwise. From each quarter, proceed to slice off the core.
Slicing up your cut pineapple
- To have long pieces suitable for the grill, cut the quartered strips again into about two or three lengthwise strips.
- To make fruit salad pieces, have the long strips cut into bite-sized pieces.
- Make pineapple rings by starting with the pineapple column that is peeled laying on its side and cutting it into rounds. Use a circular cookie cutter to get rid of the more rigid inner core.