A while back, my Scottish Stepfather gave me a very strange kitchen utensil. I'd never seen one before and, frankly, it was slightly terrifying with it's circular-saw bottom and unforgiving teeth. He explained that it was a pineapple core-er and that it was THE BEST way to cut a pineapple.
When Marc and I took the hour-ish drive to Saint John's Costco on the weekend, they had $2.99 pineapples! In April! I did the ole pull-the-leave-out trick and, lo and behold, they were ripe! I have an AMAZING pineapple-curry chicken recipe, so in the cart it went.
When we brought it back home, I rummaged around until I found the AMAZING pineapple core-er.
Here's why it really is THE BEST:
|As you can see, it's just about as tall as the pineapple, which is pretty crucial. You'll see as the pictures progress.|
|The second step (the first being the actual FINDING of the core-er, it's not every day that I need it...) is cutting the top off and then shoving in the toothed-bottom as hard as you can.|
|Oh, also, you want to make sure that it's as centred as possible.|
|Then pull out SLOWLY. Oh, and make sure you're doing this in a bowl because if the core-er isn't totally centred then you can puncture the outside and get juice EVERYWHERE. Is speak from personal experience.|
|This is what you're left with. A craftier person would probably incorporate this into some type of food display. I wasn't in the mood.|
|Ooooo, spiraly. I like to cut it into chunks while the spiral is stacked. It's easier.|
Whoever invented this is a GENIUS.
So there you go! That whole process took less than THREE MINUTES!! No fuss & no muss, just delicious, juicy pineapple.
If you're a pineapple enthusiast, I'd TOTALLY recommend getting one of these. I have no idea where Scottish Stepfather got it, but I'd guess that it was some type of fun kitchen store. I will admit that they're kind of a nightmare to clean, but it's worth it!
And supper was DELICIOUS, by the way.