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Pineapple Cooking Tips

714px-pineapple_and_cross_sectionPineapples are probably the most recognizable of all fruits. They are delicious on their own, served in wedges or rings. The warm, distinctive aroma of the fruit is also very pleasing. It is a very versatile fruit, their sweet, acidic taste lending itself to sweet and savory dishes.

Pineapples go very well with other fruits especially in making salads or serving as a dessert. Sliced pine apple can be made into a variety of hot dessert. Sauté in butter and brown sugar, make crisp fritters or combine with other fruits on skewers to make grilled fruit kebabs. Pineapple juice is excellent when used as a marinade. The juice not only tenderizes tough meats, but also adds a taste of the tropics to recipes.

Also pineapples go extremely well with other tropical flavours like ginger, vanilla, cinnamon, all spice and even with coconut and ram. Combining pineapple with ram and coconut is the most famous cocktail.

Pineapples are perfect for savory dishes because of its refreshing sweet sour flavour. Traditionally they are cooked with pork and with gammon. Also it goes well with lamb, poultry, and almost all types of fishes, particularly in spicy dishes, salads and curries.

Here are really flavorful pineapple recipes from some of my fellow bloggers :

Pineapple Raisin Fried Rice by Angie @ Angies Recipes
Pineapple & Ginger Chicken by Margot @ Coffee and Vanilla
Pineapple Cake with Fresh Cream by Parita @ Parita’s World
Thai Pork with Pineapple by Rosa@ Rosa’s yummy yums
Curry Pineapple Banana Bread by Lorraine Elliott @ Not Quite Nigella

40 Responses to “Pineapple Cooking Tips”

  1. Angie's Recipes | August 17, 2009 at 6:52 pm | Reply

    Oh yep! That’s why I love to prepare sweet and sour pork with fresh pineapples! Love its pleasant tartness and its you-can-tell-that-I-just-ate-some pineapples aroma.

    Angie’s Recipes

  2. Blond Duck | August 17, 2009 at 8:10 pm | Reply

    This is great! I love pineapple!

  3. Faith | August 17, 2009 at 8:14 pm | Reply

    I love pineapple in both sweet and savory dishes! Thanks for the roundup of pineapple recipes, they sound fabulous!

  4. The Duo Dishes | August 17, 2009 at 11:01 pm | Reply

    Mmmm, pineapple. Once you manage to cut him open, you have a world of recipe options.

  5. Reeni | August 18, 2009 at 1:25 am | Reply

    I really like pineapples but don’t use them enough in my cooking. Thanks for tips!

  6. Shannon The Healthy Beach Bum | August 18, 2009 at 2:26 am | Reply

    Thanks for the sweet comment! I LOVE pineapple.. whether it’s fresh or from a can :) love your tips!

  7. Parita | August 18, 2009 at 3:20 pm | Reply

    I adore pineapples and this is very helpful post dear!

  8. Blond Duck | August 18, 2009 at 5:35 pm | Reply

    Have you ever heard of frozen pineapple?

  9. Rosa | August 18, 2009 at 6:47 pm | Reply

    I love pineapple in savory recipes! Thanks for the tips and links!



  10. Rosa | August 18, 2009 at 6:47 pm | Reply

    Thanks for linking to my blog ;-p!

  11. nora | August 18, 2009 at 7:13 pm | Reply

    @angie: totally agree with you. i love the aroma smell of fresh ones :)
    @blondie: never heard of frozen ones. i bet it wnt be that tasty as the fresh ones eh? :P
    @faith,duo,reeni,pari and rosa: thank you for all ye kind words :) keep in touch!!
    @shanon: welcom to ffr. thank u for stopping by and leaving a lovely comment :) stay in touch and have a nice day :)

  12. Natasha - 5 Star Foodie | August 19, 2009 at 4:23 am | Reply

    I made a pineapple salsa the other day, that was yummy. Love pairing the pineapple with savory dishes for that wonderful sweet/savory flavor combo!

  13. Coffee & Vanilla | August 19, 2009 at 12:59 pm | Reply

    Very nice article Nora! And thank you for reminding me about my ginger pineapple chicken, totally forgot about it and pineapples are now everywhere on the market, 3 of them for £1 only.

  14. Gera @ SweetsFoods | August 19, 2009 at 10:07 pm | Reply

    Hi Nora!

    Love pineapples very interesting tips.

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  15. Blond Duck | August 20, 2009 at 1:10 am | Reply

    We shall have a biscuit party!

  16. Candy | August 20, 2009 at 4:18 pm | Reply

    I always wanted to try using pineapple juice to marinate and tenderize meat, but I always forget to try it. Thanks for the wonderful tips! :)

  17. The Diva on a Diet | August 21, 2009 at 4:47 pm | Reply

    I agree, I love pineapple in savory dishes! Especially with chicken or pork. I like to use it when forming kebabs. Sooo good!

  18. Erica | August 22, 2009 at 1:53 pm | Reply

    Pineapple is a popular fruit in Colombia. we use in juice, desserts, sauces etc. It is one of my favorite fruits.

  19. girlichef | August 23, 2009 at 12:37 am | Reply

    Great post…I absolutely LOVE pineapple…so any extra tips or recipes I can get I’ll take! :)

  20. Janet @ Gourmet Traveller 88 | August 23, 2009 at 3:11 pm | Reply

    hi there, great to find your blog. so many practical tips. Fussfree cooking is the way I like too.

  21. Yvonne, My Halal Kitchen | August 24, 2009 at 2:25 am | Reply

    Hi Nora,
    thanks for your comment on my site. I traveled to yours, and what a delight it’s been to see this lovely spot. You sure have done a ton of beautiful work here. I’ll definitely be back!

    thanks again,

  22. nora | August 24, 2009 at 6:47 pm | Reply

    girlie, janet and yvonne thanx for stopping by rili appreciate ye lovely comments!!

  23. Blond Duck | August 24, 2009 at 7:51 pm | Reply

    I hope you had a good weekend!

  24. Tangled Noodle | August 25, 2009 at 1:25 am | Reply

    My husband has drawn the line at pineapples in his pizza but otherwise, it is great in savory dishes! Thanks for the great links to recipes. 8-)

  25. leslie | August 25, 2009 at 2:32 am | Reply

    Pineapple is one of my favorite fruits. Great tips and great recipe links

  26. Blond Duck | August 25, 2009 at 5:27 pm | Reply

    I can’t wait for your fall recipes!

  27. pigpigscorner | August 25, 2009 at 7:50 pm | Reply

    Love pineapples but it’s a pain to deskin them.

  28. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella | August 26, 2009 at 3:03 am | Reply

    Aww thanks so much for the link Nora! I love pineapples and cooking with them as it takes the tartness out of them :)

  29. Blond Duck | August 26, 2009 at 5:50 pm | Reply

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  30. KennyT | August 27, 2009 at 4:15 pm | Reply

    Nora, I love the combinations of pineapple + cinnamon, pineapple + dark chocolate and pineapple + mildly hot chillies!

  31. Rosa | August 27, 2009 at 5:01 pm | Reply

    Have a great end of week!



  32. Blond Duck | August 27, 2009 at 9:15 pm | Reply

    Just read the fresh cheese article! Great!

  33. Blond Duck | August 31, 2009 at 8:15 pm | Reply

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  34. nora | September 1, 2009 at 1:45 am | Reply

    blond duck ..check out the link in my post you can get some detailed information from there

  35. Blond Duck | September 1, 2009 at 5:11 pm | Reply

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  36. Blond Duck | September 3, 2009 at 5:58 pm | Reply

    I’ll tell you the winner next week!

  37. Joy | September 7, 2009 at 7:57 pm | Reply

    I love pineapples. Mmm…have you tried pineapple wine? So delish. I’ve never heard of pineapple fritters–now I’ll have to look for a recipe for that! :p

  38. Marta | September 8, 2009 at 12:32 am | Reply

    Pineapples are indeed so versatile, perfect for sweet and savoury preparations. This is a great and very informative post,thanks!

  39. lisa (dandysugar) | October 22, 2009 at 7:49 pm | Reply

    Mmm, I love pineapple ALL ways. I especially love to grill them in the BBQ in the summer!!

  40. foodcreate | April 10, 2010 at 2:05 pm | Reply

    Love Pineapple.. they are so delicious on the grill ..Thank you for sharing post…

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