Cutting Pineapple Boats In Hawaii


If you’re in Hawaii, you must know how to cut a pineapple for pineapple recipes or to make a decorative pineapple boat. Chef Todd Mohr is on the edge of a 300 foot cliff in Princeville, Hawaii to show you how to cut a pineapple.

Excellent knife skills is the key to cutting pineapple. The challenge is having enough horizontal knife control to cut as closely to the tough skin as possible without leaving the pineapple fruit behind. If you’re preparing a pineapple recipe, or just want to present a decorative pineapple boat, this quick video will show you a simple secret.

Basic knife skills are essential to any kitchen success. Even with cut pineapple. Items that are cut consistently will cook consistently and have better eye-appeal. The old adage is “you eat with your eyes first”. If I were to present you with a bowl of soup and one piece of carrot was large, one was small, one oblong, one square, your eyes would tell you that it was made without much regard to presentation. Upon tasting, the large carrot would be hard, the small one would be mushy.

A chef’s knife is the first knife you should have in your kitchen. It’s the work-horse of most kitchen tasks. In the time you can retrieve your electric chopper from the cabinet, plug it in, use it, wash it, return it to the cabinet, your chef’s knife would already have the job done. When use with correct grip and the safest technique, your skill with a chefs knife will result in amazing meals at home, or just a decorative pineapple boat made of cut pineapple from Hawaii.

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About Chef Todd

Chef Todd Mohr is a Certified Culinary Educator who has empowered home cooks all over the world with the reliable, dependable, repeatable METHODS behind cooking that build confidence, generate creativity and enable anyone to cook with the ingredients THEY desire.

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  • Yvonne Warbey
    Yvonne Warbey
    5:32 PM - 28 March, 2018

    Goodness I have been doing it right after all. Almost the same as a Mango except you cut either side of the stone. Looking forward to the next Webinar on Thursday evening. 🙂 🙂

  • Chef Todd
    Chef Todd
    2:51 PM - 15 September, 2017

    Hi Darcy!
    This is the method I used to use when I owned my catering company and cut pineapple for 100 people or more. It makes an attractive presentation.

  • Bill Davis
    Bill Davis
    3:31 AM - 15 September, 2017

    Mahalo Chef Todd.

  • Darcy Prince
    Darcy Prince
    1:30 AM - 15 September, 2017

    I love this video! Thank you for posting it. I never knew how to cut a pineapple, and I have not been doing it this way on my own. Thank you!

  • Marla Bonner
    Marla Bonner
    2:57 PM - 14 September, 2017

    It's good to know I've been doing it right all this time! Thanks, Chef Todd!

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