As we can now truely immerse ourselves in the glorious summer weather it is also the time to take advantage of the abundance of fruits that are basking in their seasonal glory. One of these delicious fruits is tropical pineapple.
A gorgeous, tall looking fruit that can be scary to some actually has a juicy and sweet interior. Although this golden wonder works beautifully in sweet and savourily dishes.
So when it comes to picking, cutting, storing and even freezing your pineapple we have got you covered. So no need to be scared or unsure how to enjoy this amazing summer fruit.
Picking your pineapple: when picking your pineapple be sure to check if the skin is nice and firm and the base leaves are still green. Plus look for pineapples that are free of bruising and soft spots.
Cutting: pineapples can be cut in a variety of ways. Regardless of how you wish to cut your pineapple, the fist step is to remove the crown and the base of the pineapple with a sharp knife.
How to store your pineapples: pineapples can be left at room temperature for a couple of days until they reach your preferred skin colour. If they are “just right” they can be then wrapped in a plastic bag and stored in the fridge for a few days until you are ready to serve. Cut pineapple, chilled and stored in an airtight container can last up to 6 days.
Freezing: if you can’t eat your pineapple straight away you can freeze it. Frozen pineapple is delicious in smoothies, or simply to snack on. It can last up to 6 months in the freezer. If you wish to freeze your pineapple, the correct way is to cut it into chucks and place on a baking tray not touching each other and freeze over night. Then remove and place in a zip lock bag or airtight and back into the freezer. Be sure to label your container or ziplock with the date.
Pineapple recipes to try
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