Wednesday, April 8, 2009

#108_How to Cut Fresh Pineapple the Filipino Way

I love to mix in fresh pineapple with our smoothies,
so I've been buying and cutting fresh pineapple for a long time,
but I never paid much attention
to the labels that are attached to them until today.

The instructions was accompanied
by pictures showing 3 steps on how to cut the pineapple.
This inspired me to post how Filipinos in the Philippines cut pineapples
as opposed
to the instructions on the label.
We don't cut away too much of the flesh.... you'll see what I mean.
All you need is a clean cutting board and a very sharp knife.

On a cutting board, lay the pineapple on its side
and slice off the crown and the bottom end.

Lay the pineapple on one end, usually on the bottom end.
Starting from top to bottom, cut the skin off in thin strips
until all of the skin is removed.
Don't worry about the "eyes" at this point.

You will notice that the "eyes" form diagonal lines.
Take your very sharp knife and cut out those eyes
in an angle, forming v-shape following the diagonal line
and just deep enough to take those "eyes" out.

There you go! Ready for slicing.

Don't forget to rinse it first with cold water
before slicing.

Slice the pineapple according to your personal preference.
You can either slice it into rings or lengthwise.
If you decide to slice it lengthwise,
cut it in half, then into fourths.
If serving it as a fruit, cut out the core which
is the hard part in the middle.

If using it for smoothies, you don't have to cut out the core
as they can give you additional fiber.

Here's a couple of ideas to serve fresh pineapple....

just a reminder....

skewers are dangerous for little kids!!!!


  1. my friend anna also does this skillfully. I have not tried!

  2. Hi manang, it's really not that difficult after you get the hang of it.
    Take care!

  3. I do it the way you do it and the way my mama did it. But I sliced it in rounds. Sprinkle with a little salt, delicious!

  4. Hi Ebie, i will try sprinkling salt on my pineapple...never done that before.
    thanx for visiting.