Pineapples look a scary to tackle, but if you love them as much as I do (I’m a little obsessed), you’ll want to know how to peel and cut them in an fast, easy, and classy way! I’ll show you how I do it in this video:
When picking out a pineapple, I look for one that looks good and yellow. I first smell the bottom – if it smells kind of “old,” you’ll know. I then smell the skin for that wonderful, sweet, perfume smell. If you can’t smell that sweetness, the pineapple isn’t ripe, and won’t be for a while.
When you’ve got a good one, the first step to peeling it is removing the crown (those big leaves at the top). It’s simple to do, just grab the base and pull – it should snap off pretty easily. Next, use your knife to cut the top and bottom off the pineapple. The goal here is to have a flat, even top and bottom.
Then, just go around and cut the skin off the sides. You’ll want to use a good, sharp chef’s knife. If you’ve still got some skin leftover, flip your pineapple over and cut away the remaining skin from the other direction. It’s important to get all of that skin off because it can be an irritant to the mouths of most people.
Now you’ve got a nice peeled pineapple! Make sure you rinse it off to get those last little bit of skin, then proceed cut the pineapple in half the long way, then again and again until you can cut the long pieces into small chunks for eating!
To make pineapple juice, just put the pieces in the blender with a little bit of water.
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