At Sam’s Club they had a fresh shipment of pineapple and it was priced really cheap – only $1.49 per pineapple. So I went ahead and bought one. I love to find a good bargain, and Sam’s Club is always a good place to find cheap prices on fresh vegetables and fresh fruit. The only drawback to shopping at Sam’s is that you have to buy such a large quantity, so I have to process most of it after I get home and often put half of what I buy into the freezer to eat later.
A can of pineapple at the local grocery store is about $1.25 for a small can of either pineapple chunks or pineapple rings. I figured the fresh pineapple was going to yield about the same amount of pineapple that would be in four cans. So this was a bargain and I was looking forward to something fresh and different.
Well, I’ve never bought a fresh whole pineapple before and had to figure out what to do with it. Thank goodness I found a video on the Internet, that showed how to cut off the bottom and then slice down the sides to remove the tough, outer skin. Then you slice the exposed yellow flesh into 1.5″ rings.
Some people like to cut out the core, but I left the core. I wanted to keep the rings intact and then grilled them to go along with my barbecue pork dinner. It was easier to cut and prepare than I expected.