Have you ever eyed a pineapple in the produce section but were discouraged from buying it because you just didn’t know how to prep it? Follow our how to and you’ll be snacking on fresh cubed pineapple in no time!
Step 1: Lay the pineapple on its side on a cutting board.
Step 2: Using a chef’s knife, slice off a 1/2 inch chunk off the bottom of the pineapple.
Step 3: Flip the pineapple over and slice off the top right below the green leafy top. (Paula will actually keep the top after she cuts it off to garnish a big platter of fruit salad.)
Step 4: Set the pineapple upright on it’s newly leveled bottom. Begin slicing off the rind of the pineapple by following its slight curve. Repeat all the way around the pineapple.
Step 5: Use a spoon or melon baller to remove the “eyes” that the knife may have missed.
Step 6: Cut around the fibrous core that runs up the center of the pineapple. You will make 4 separate slices.
Step 7: Cutting around the core will leave you with 4 large sections of pineapple. Discard the core and chop the sweet fragrant flesh of the pineapple.
Now put your skills to good use and whip up a batch of pineapple salsa for your next barbecue!
Dear, Paula Deen
Well I think you are the most amazing person, you are my role model if they took you off from the set I would of died inside your the best cook and I can't waite to see you again
Alexis Conner in Summer Salad Days on December 04, 2013 at 4:59 pm
Paula, I used to watch your show on Food Network a lot when I still had the TV and cable many year ago. You weren't even that big a star back then. I always love watching you cook on Youtube after I ditched my TV and cable and read your recipes on Food Network Magazines. I hope one day you can return to Food Network and the Food Network Magazine. I stop buying the magazine since you were gone.
Orindary Jane in Love at Last on December 04, 2013 at 2:32 am
Great blog Cindy!!!! I always enjoy reading your post. This Thanksgiving centerpiece is absolutely beautiful and so easy to make.
Ann in A Perfectly Easy Thanksgiving Centerpiece on December 03, 2013 at 8:10 pm
Paula, made your Zucchini Custard Casserole for Thanksgiving and it was Fantastic!!! Thank you so much! Love you & your family. Happy holidays!
Pat Walker in Love at Last on December 02, 2013 at 8:45 pm