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The Catamaran - A Lanai Pineapple Boat

Updated on June 16, 2015
Catamaran Pineapple Salad Boat
Catamaran Pineapple Salad Boat

Come on Board for A Celebration of Tastes

My favorite meal to eat is a fresh fruit platter, so having a Catamaran aka pineapple boat fits right into my idea of the perfect lunch.Its been 30 years this month since I had my first "Catamaran - A Lanai Pineapple Boat". While on holiday in Honolulu, Hawaii we were staying at the Ilikai Hotel, and it was at one of their restaurants I discovered this fruity delight.

We ate our lunch sitting outside on Yacht Harbor while enjoying great food with a spectacular view.

Although there are many versions of this pineapple boat, I cannot replicate the taste of the first one with the fresh fruit from the island of Lanai.

If you like a variety of fruits or want to dress up a table for a party, you'll see that this combination works great and is easy to make.

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Fresh Hawaiian Pineapples - We gave fresh Hawaiian pineapples to everyone in the family to make their own salad boat.

While in Hawaii we visited pineapple plantations. We learned that our pineapples were from the Island of Lanai owned by the Dole company, and are grown in volcanic soil. For more information check out the links on the Lanai Cultural & Heritage website.

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Fresh Tropical Gold Hawaiian Pineapples (Case)

Nothing tastes better than fresh, juicy pineapple from Hawaii itself.

No fat and full of fiber. A delicious healthy food.

Just what you need for a BBQ, function or to give as gifts.

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Pineapple Boat with Granola & Coconut

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Cut and "gutted." Use the halves of the pineapple for the salad bowl.

If you do not want to serve it with the top on, lay the pineapple on its side and twist the foliage clockwise. It will come off easily if it is ripe. Then have some fun and plant the top to grow your own pineapple. I did and had my plant for years. See videos below for "how to's."

Enjoy this combination for your salad boat:

Cut fruit into cubes:

1 cup Pineapple

Kiwi Fruit

Mango

cup Blueberries

1 Banana

Tangerine

1 cup Watermelon

cup Shredded Coconut

1 Cherry

Serve with:

cup Cottage Cheese

Sherbet Ice Cream (or Yogurt)

cup Granola

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Dole Pineapple Field in Lanai, Hawaii

Dole Pineapple Field in Lanai, Hawaii
Dole Pineapple Field in Lanai, Hawaii
A pineapple is ripe when a leaf comes out easily when pulled from the top.
A pineapple is ripe when a leaf comes out easily when pulled from the top.

How to Cut Your Boat

Cut the pineapple in half and run a knife around the edges.

Cut the pineapple in half and run a knife around the edges.
Cut the pineapple in half and run a knife around the edges.

Cut out the fruit on both sides of the core first. Then cut out the middle in small sections.

Cut out the fruit on both sides of the core first. Then cut out the middle in small sections.
Cut out the fruit on both sides of the core first. Then cut out the middle in small sections.

Make it "boat" like by cutting away the rest of the fruit. Chop fruit into cubes for salad.

Make it "boat" like by cutting away the rest of the fruit. Chop fruit into cubes for salad.
Make it "boat" like by cutting away the rest of the fruit. Chop fruit into cubes for salad.

Fruit Ingredient Suggestions

All fruit is first cut into small cubes.

Pineapple

Banana

Watermelon

Cantaloupe

Strawberries

Blueberries

Passion Fruit

Kiwi (optional)

Mango (optional)

Star Fruit (optional)

Papaya (optional)

Serve with

Cottage Cheese

Orange or Rainbow Sherbet

Granola

Coconut

Walnuts or Pecans

Fill the pineapple boat. You select which fruit to use.

Fill the pineapple boat.  You select which fruit to use.
Fill the pineapple boat. You select which fruit to use.

Pineapple Cutters

Select the one that fits the task.

Fruity Sauce for Your Salad

1 cup mashed strawberries

1 cup plain yogurt

2 tablespoons honey

1 tablespoon lime juice

1-1/2 teaspoons grated lime peel

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

FYI: Pineapples ripen from the bottom up!

To get your pineapple to ripen quicker, twist off the top and turn it upside down. Let it rest on the counter for a day or so.

How to remove the top of the pineapple.

A quick twist, that's all it takes.

It only takes a few seconds ... literally!

Ilikai Trivia ~ where I had my first Catamaran. - Jack Lord on Ilikai Hotel Rooftop Shooting Hawaii Five-O

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Hawaii Trivia

A bit of trivia. We learned while staying at the Ilikai that the series opening for Hawaii Five-O was filmed from the roof of the hotel. Now we know where Jack was standing when we see him in the introduction part of the program.


Jack Lord on the Ilikai Hotel Rooftop - The TV series Hawaii Five-O filmed Mr. Lord from the hotel. You can see it in this clip at 17 seconds.

Hawaii Favoite - Jack Lord in Hawaii Five-O

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Has the original pilot "cocoon" and highlights from James MacArthur.

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      Mary Norton 2 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Summer is coming and this is such a great thing to do.

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      Fay Favored 2 years ago from USA

      Lorelei Cohen you're going to think this is funny. I just bought 2 pineapples & forgot to make this. Hubby cut them up in chunks for me. They were perfect in taste too!

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      Lorelei Cohen 2 years ago from Canada

      Looks delicious and oh so healthy. I could dine on this for dinner, supper, dessert, or breakfast.

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      Fay Favored 2 years ago from USA

      Arachnea I'm glad that you found this recipe to your liking and hope your friends do as well.

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      Fay Favored 2 years ago from USA

      Arachnea I'm glad that you found this recipe to your liking and hope your friends do as well.

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      Tanya Jones 2 years ago from Texas USA

      Oh, yum. That's all I can say. Oh, and, yes, on my list for my next potluck. ;) Great hub.

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      Fay Favored 2 years ago from USA

      @rcreviews: Hope you try it. Let me know how you liked it and if you added anything to your creation.

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      rcreviews 3 years ago

      The Pineapple Boat with Granola & Coconut looks delicious. Thanks for the recipe. I can't wait to try it out yummy!

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      Fay Favored 3 years ago from USA

      @WriterJanis2: It is really neat isn't it? We shipped pineapples home after we took the tour and fed my family the Catamaran when we returned. So delicious.

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      WriterJanis2 3 years ago

      I've been to the Dole location in Hawaii and taken the tour.

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      Deborah Carr 3 years ago from Orange County, California

      This sounds like a wonderful lunch with friends.

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      microfarmproject 3 years ago

      GREAT idea for summertime!

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      TanoCalvenoa 3 years ago

      Wow, this sounds incredibly good.

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      Rose Jones 3 years ago

      One of my big dreams is a Hawaiian vacation. You have just made it more compelling. I pinned this lens and lensrolled it to my own lens: https://hubpages.com/food/bestfruitsalad so that I can find it when I want to take it to my next potluck.

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      Fay Favored 3 years ago from USA

      @Gypzeerose: Hope you get to go to Hawaii and order this for yourself. It will become a part of your regular menus. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

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      Fay Favored 3 years ago from USA

      @Corrinna-Johnson: My pineapple was growing so good but something happened and it just died. Have to start another one.

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      Corrinna Johnson 3 years ago from BC, Canada

      Yum! This sounds heavenly and it is so beautifully presented! I LOVE fresh pineapple and I have a little pineapple tree growing too!

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      Fay Favored 3 years ago from USA

      @tazzytamar: Thanks Anna.

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      Anna 3 years ago from chichester

      I really fancy this for breakfast! Thank you for a gorgeous new idea to try out :) Everyone loves pineapple!

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      Fay Favored 3 years ago from USA

      @ToxicFreeClub: I agree. It's a crowd pleaser.

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