When it comes to flavor, you just can’t compare canned pineapple with fresh. Fresh wins every time. You can buy peeled and cored pineapple slices in the supermarket, but it’s cheaper to buy the whole pineapple and core it yourself. Of course, the peel is a little thorny and prickly, but it’s simple enough to “shave” away to get to the juicy, perfume-y fruit you’ll use in your recipe.
In this quick Food Schmooze® Video Lesson, we visit senior contributor Chris Prosperi on the grounds of Metro Bis in Simsbury, CT, and get his tips for peeling and cutting a pineapple.
Once you master his technique, you’ll want to put pineapple in everything: smoothies, cocktails or sangrias, cakes, pizzas, even as a topper for Faith’s Asian Pork & Pineapple Burger. Grilled or broiled pineapple gives any dish a sunny, tropical feel, no matter the weather.