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Pineapples galore. Hoping for recipe ideas.

Tonyjlive Oct 12, 2012 09:50 AM

I am travelling to Puerto Rico soon, and we are staying at a house in pineapple country. I will be cooking quite a bit, and was hoping for some non-dessert ideas to make for our host. Any ideas are welcome and appreciated.

Thank you!

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  1. monavano RE: Tonyjlive Oct 12, 2012 09:56 AM

    Pair with pork. Sweet and sour, Polynesian...
    Top a teriyaki turkey burger with a pineapple ring and quick pickled cukes.

    1. biondanonima RE: Tonyjlive Oct 12, 2012 10:00 AM

      I made a really interesting and unusual pineapple curry from the Cookbook of the Month recently - you can find my review of the recipe here: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/871607

      1. letsindulge RE: Tonyjlive Oct 12, 2012 10:24 AM

        Al pastor!

        1. letsindulge RE: Tonyjlive Oct 12, 2012 10:27 AM

          Spicy shrimp stir fry! Excellent. Stay tuned, I will post recipe later.

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            Harters RE: Tonyjlive Oct 12, 2012 10:34 AM

            Use in a salsa - with red pepper, red onion, chilli pepper, chopped coriander, lime juice. Good with pork.

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              splatgirl RE: Harters Oct 12, 2012 02:49 PM

              Jealousy galore!
              My fave pineapple salsa formula is similar to Harters' only with drained rinsed black beans included.

            2. monavano RE: Tonyjlive Oct 12, 2012 11:59 AM

              I just watched Rachael Ray make this:
              I think substituting pineapple for mango would work nicely. Or, make the pineapple an addition.

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                cgarner RE: Tonyjlive Oct 12, 2012 01:08 PM

                pineapple infused rum?

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                  tallblond RE: cgarner Dec 2, 2012 02:32 PM

                  or rum infused pineapple!?!

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                  chocolatetartguy RE: Tonyjlive Oct 12, 2012 03:44 PM

                  Kind of desserty, but agua fresca and paletas.

                  1. schoenfelderp RE: Tonyjlive Oct 12, 2012 05:12 PM

                    If you're interested in a desert, Thomas Keller offers a great method for pineapple in TFL. You could make just the pineapple portion if you're not up for the whole thing and it would be great with some whipped creme fraiche. It's a really fantastic way to cook pineapple.

                    1. tallblond RE: Tonyjlive Dec 1, 2012 12:44 PM

                      save those rinds and make pineapple vinegar. Wish I had a problem of too many pineapples...

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                        Ruthie789 RE: tallblond Dec 2, 2012 04:46 AM

                        The rinds to make vinegar, interesting! Method or recipe please.

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                          tallblond RE: Ruthie789 Dec 2, 2012 02:30 PM

                          Try this one Ruthie:

                          That's just one website, but there are many others, and I think, one or two recipes here on Chowhound. Just started my own vinegar a couple of days ago.

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                        ohmyyum RE: Tonyjlive Dec 2, 2012 04:27 AM

                        Grill! Drizzle with balsamic glaze and serve with a tangy cheese (chevre or crumbled feta come to mind).

                        1. chefathome RE: Tonyjlive Dec 2, 2012 10:37 AM

                          Slice thinly, dry and use in many applications - savoury or sweet. Excellent with seared scallops, for example.

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                            tallblond RE: chefathome Dec 2, 2012 02:32 PM

                            Wow just bought some dry scallops yesterday, and still have fruit leftover from my vinegar making experiment. How to use with those scallops?

                          2. phelana RE: Tonyjlive Dec 2, 2012 02:32 PM

                            facials (natural enzymes)

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                              Querencia RE: Tonyjlive Dec 2, 2012 03:57 PM

                              Watch for a pineapple truck to follow along a country road. The kind that is transporting pineapple mash to or from some factory or cannery. Oh the perfume.......

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                                tallblond RE: Querencia Dec 2, 2012 04:10 PM

                                cruel and inhuman imagery :-)

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