Last Updated June 17th, 2019 at 03:38 pm by Lisa
Pineapple bowls or pineapple boats as they are known, are so pretty to serve fresh pineapple chunks, or for dishes like tropical coconut rice, teriyaki or huli huli chicken…
You can do this, step-by-step, it is EASY and looks so impressive! There are lot’s of fun ways to use a pineapple bowl, the first is just as a fruit bowl…but to really impress your friends and family, make Hawaiian Huli Huli Chicken and Tropical Rice Bowls! (get the recipe on down below)
Pineapples are perfect for any get together, or just to munch on during a picnic or BBQ by the pool! They make a healthy, cool, sweet and delicious tropical island kind of snack.
How long does Pineapple last?
You’ll want to be sure you refrigerate it after you cut it up, and then it may last 3-4 days.
How To Make Pineapple Bowls:
6 Tips On How To Pick A Ripe Pineapple:
TIP: First, smell the bottom for sweetness. This is the first tell-tale sign to determine how sweet and ripe your pineapple will be. Sugar comes from the bottom of the fruit, where it migrates to the top as it ripens. The bottom of the pineapple is where it should be most fragrant, so put your nose there (not on the crown).
TIP: If it smells sweet, like pineapple juice, it is ripe. If you smell nothing, that means there is insufficient sugar and the fruit will not be sweet ( it has been harvested too early). Pineapples ripen very little after they have been harvested, so you don’t want to pick one that is underripe, hoping it will get ripen later. Unfortunately, it won’t.
Look at the pineapple before you buy it, is it all GREEN?
TIP: What you want to look for is a yellow-golden color. As the fruit starts to ripen, starting from the bottom, the higher the yellow rises toward the crown, the more sugar (and sweetness) it will have! Yellow on the bottom and green on the top will yield inconsistency in sweetness (i.e., some parts sweet, other parts not). Ideally, you want the yellow color to rise all the way to the crown, which means the sugar is distributed evenly through the fruit.
TIP: The greener the pineapple, the earlier they were picked.
TIP: Use the “Press Test.” A sweet (and ripe) pineapple will yield slightly to pressure.
TIP: Make sure to avoid overripe pineapples: they usually have reddish-brownish skins and dark dried leaves that crumble when you touch them and have a fermented smell. Pass on that pineapple, it will taste off, and be mushy and overripe inside.
More pineapple recipes you will love…
And take a look at these 7 Recipes You Can (And Should) Eat Out of a Pineapple!
I have always loved warm tropical places for vacation and a relaxing island vibe. When we can’t stick our toes in the sand the next best thing is to bring the islands home to us.
All The Best Dishes,
How To Make Pineapple Bowls
- 1 large fresh pineapple
how to make pineapple bowls:
- Using a large knife cut the pineapple lengthwise and through the leaves into 2 halves.
- Use a small serrated paring knife, cut around the edge of the pineapple leaving about 3/4” of the outside of the pineapple.
- Next, remove center core by cutting down both sides of the core at a slight angle.
- Remove the center core of the pineapple.
- Slice the pineapple into chunks.
- Use a large serving spoon, scoop out the pineapple chunks, save the juice ~ drink it or make a smoothie!
- Place pineapple chunks back into the bowl.
- Keep chilled in the fridge and serve within a day.