…”Bad” meaning 100% total yumminess, of course.
My whole family went to Hawaii in 1995. My most vivid memory–other than the very long plane ride–was going to visit a pineapple plantation on Oahu. We took a tour around the farm on horseback and at the end we got to eat fresh-from-the-field pineapple.
If someone were to ask me to name my most favorite meal of my life I would say it was eating pineapple that day. Huge, juicy chunks of golden goodness.
It was topped only moments later.By chocolate-covered pineapple. Oh.my.lord. I still get all warm and tingly thinking about it.
I ate so much pineapple that it “burned” my taste buds and I couldn’t taste anything for a week. But you know what? It was worth it.This week while at Costco picking up a big tub of garlic cloves and pounds of mushrooms, I spied whole pineapples on sale for $2.99.
I couldn’t stop myself. Who cares if I have never cut apart a whole pineapple!
I tackled the pineapple last night following sage advice of Facebook friends: use a sharp knife. I choose to use a serrated knife and I really liked how it cut through it.
I lobbed off the top and bottom–like an onion.Then I cut the hard, spiney outside off in long slices.I tried to make them into cubes. I sort of did.I let them sit in the fridge overnight and the next afternoon I made the chocolate. Oh yes, chocolate-covered pineapple.Unfortunately, they are not the most eye-appealing chocolate-covered pineapple I’ve ever seen, but man-oh-man, they’re delish.