Steps to a Perfectly Cut Pineapple
Fresh pineapple is one of the most delicious treats that both kids and adults love. The idea of cutting a pineapple is dreadful though. I remember the first time I tried to cut a pineapple but the first try is not always lucky. With a little practice, I have finally mastered the art of cutting and serving pineapples. I watched tons of tutorials and now I am ready to share my tips with you.
First of all, make sure you buy a ripe pineapple. Wrinkled skin is a sign of overripe fruit. If the bottom of pineapple smells fermented it is also a sign of overripe fruit. Pineapple is ripe when it is firm and smells like a pineapple. Don’t buy a green pineapple too. Once you get a ripe pineapple, use these 10 tips to cut and serve it.
1. Slice off the top of the pineapple
Place the pineapple on its side on a chopping block or a cutting board, slice off the top of the pineapple close to the crown. Use a sharp knife in case you do not have a pineapple knife.
2. Slice off the bottom of the pineapple
Use a sharp knife to carefully slice off the bottom of the pineapple. Half inch will be enough, do not cut too much.
3. Cut away the skin
Working your way around the pineapple, carefully slice away the skin. Make sure there is no pale brown or dark green skin remaining. However, do not trim too much. Also, do not bother to remove the eyes, you will do it in the next 2 steps.
4. Determine the pattern
Now that you have a pineapple dotted with the eyes, it is time to determine the pattern in them. Using a sharp knife, slightly mark out the parallel diagonal lines that connect all the pineapple’s eyes.