Jim Davis: Hi! I'm Jim Davis for Harris Teeter. I'm going to show you now how to peel and core a pineapple.
A lot of people don't buy fresh pineapple because it looks like an imposing task. Sharp knife, cut off the top. If you want you can even save that for a garnish later.
Now we have got a beautiful pineapple with center hard core. We are going to remove that. We'll remove the slice from the bottom, just like that. We stand our pineapple up flat, and we start cutting off, down along the side, careful, we have to cut deep enough to cut out all those little eyes in there, just like that.
Now you can -- some people will actually cut a pineapple and then cut circles around to cut out the eyes. I think they think they may save a little bit of pineapple that way, but I think it's probably more work than it just worth. I am just going to peel off this way. I am going to cut out most of those eyes, those are not bitter but they are very sharp, and actually you cut yourself, if you are not careful. Okay, so that's how you peel a pineapple.
Now to core, we are going to look right down the center of it, you see this hard yellow part, right directly in the center of the pineapple, that's the core. What we are going to do, we are going to cut right down through the middle of the pineapple just like that. Now we can see that long core, that run right up through the middle. Move this out of the way here. By the way, do not, do not put pineapples down your garbage disposal, it will cost you a lot of money.
Now we are going to take that core, we are going to cut right down through it again in quarters just like that. Oops, it run away from you too, it got slick. Now we have got our pineapple cut and you can see that core, we are going to cut it out, just like that. There is a cut and cored and peeled pineapple.
Up next, how to slice a pineapple.