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Old 01-13-2005, 07:49 PM   #1
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Fresh Pineapple

A neighbor gave us 8 things of fresh pineapple. I don't know, are they called heads or what ? Now, does any body have any suggestions as to what I can do with them... Can you freeze pineapple ?

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Old 01-13-2005, 09:02 PM   #2
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Have a luau! I've been told pineapple doesn't freeze well, never tried it. Make pina coladas, hollow them out and use as a bowl for a fruit salad, put chunks in stir fries, use as decoration (you can pull out center leaves and insert a candle, or just put a few at the center of your table) and throw away when they start attracting fruit flies. If luaus aren't your thing, have a sixties party and make pineapple upside cake.

I've never heard of pineapples called anything but a pineapple (as opposed to a head or anything else), in otherwords, 5 pineapples are just that.
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Old 01-13-2005, 09:05 PM   #3
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Pineapple banana milk shakes, just toss everyting in the blender with some vanilla ice cream & milk.
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Old 01-13-2005, 09:09 PM   #4
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Toss some finely diced pineapple with diced jalapeno, onion, cilantro and red pepper for a nice salsa on pork or fish.

Here's another different idea:

Chilled Pineapple and Pear Soup

1 large pineapple, ripe, leaves reserved, peeled, cored, and cut into chunks
3 pears, peeled, halved, and cored
2 cups cooled camomile tea
1/2 cup fragrant dessert wine (recommended: Muscat de Beaumes de Venise or Sauternes)
Honey
Freshly squeezed lemon juice

In a food processor, combine the pineapple and pear chunks. Puree until smooth and strain through a fine sieve into a bowl. Add the tea and wine and mix. Add honey and lemon juice a little bit at a time to taste. Chill until very cold. Serve in bowls or martini glasses, garnishing each bowl with 2 pineapple leaves, sticking up like rabbit ears.
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Old 01-13-2005, 09:42 PM   #5
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Pineapple

Thanks everyone for all the info. You have been very helpful.
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or you can send them to me :D
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Old 01-13-2005, 10:01 PM   #7
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Yeah - a "thingie" is called a pineapple. If you have 1 thingie it is a pineapple, if you have 8 thingies then you have 8 pineapples.

I loved crewsk's recipe better the way I read it the first time (before I did a double take and read it correctly):

Pineapple banana milk shakes, just toss everyting in the blender with some VODKA ice cream & milk.
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Hey that would work too Michael! I like your idea much better than mine!
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You know I just HAVE to put this in our new fruit forum!!! lol
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Make some pineapple salsa to go with some teriyaki chicken or one of those skinny teriyaki pork tenderloins - or make some fish tacos and add the pineapple salsa.

Hollar if you want a recipe.
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