Pineapple Cooking Tips
Pineapples 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 pineapple can be made into a variety of hot dessert. Sautéd in butter and brown sugar, caramelized, made into crisp fritters or combined 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 meat, but also adds a taste of the tropics to recipes.
Pineapples go extremely well with other tropical flavors like ginger, vanilla, cinnamon, allspice and even with coconut and rum. Combining pineapple with rum and coconut is the most famous cocktail.
Pineapples are perfect for savory dishes because of its refreshing sweet-sour flavor. Traditionally they are cooked with pork and gammon. It also goes well with lamb, poultry, and almost all types of fishes, particularly in spicy dishes, salads and curries.