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The Catamaran - A Lanai Pineapple 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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Poll: Boating Fun
Have you ever made or eaten a pineapple boat?
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.
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.
Pack of 5. Order by the case and save money.
Pineapple Boat with Granola & Coconut
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
1 cup Watermelon
cup Shredded Coconut
cup Cottage Cheese
Sherbet Ice Cream (or Yogurt)
Image credit by couponclippingcook
Dole Pineapple Field in Lanai, Hawaii
How to Cut Your Boat
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.
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.
Star Fruit (optional)
Orange or Rainbow Sherbet
Walnuts or Pecans
Fill the pineapple boat. You select which fruit to use.
More Pineapple Boat Recipes & Ideas
- Festive Pineapple Boat Recipe
Large fresh ripe pineapple, bananas, kiwifruit, brown sugar, pecans, ground cinnamon, nutmeg, coconut.
- Taste of Home - Fruit Salad in a Pineapple Boat Recipe
Pineapple, cantaloupe, strawberries, blueberries, lime juice.
- Pineapple Boat with Fluffy Fruit Dip Recipe
Use the cored pineapple for a serving dish with this great recipe.
- Pineapple Fruit Boat Recipe with Oranges
Another Taste of Home Recipe
- Tropical Thai Fruit Salad - Served in a Pineapple
Includes tips for using exotic fruits such as dragon fruit, star fruit, mango with the pineapple.
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!
Information on How to Cut & Grow Pineapples: Pineapple Background & Recipes
- HOW TO CUT A PINEAPPLE - YouTube
YourProduceGuy shows you how to cut and prepare Pineapples. You'll learn the easiest way to break a Pineapple down to be able to access this delicious fruit!...
- Pineapple Propagation from Pineapple Crowns.wmv - YouTube
How to propagate pineapples from crowns
- 4 Ways How To Cut And Serve Pineapple - YouTube
How To Cut And Serve Pineapple
- Dole Pineapple Plantation: Hawaii - YouTube
Tour of Dole Pineapple Plantation on Oahu, Hawaii. Sample unique pineapple treats, shop for gifts and walk the pineapple garden. http://www.discoverhawaiitou...
How to Start A Pineapple Plant
- How To Start A Pineapple Plant - YouTube
It's easy to start and grow pineapples. Of course it's a warm weather plant, if you live in the north you may have luck with a green house or warm window spa...
Time to Replant A Pineapple
- Time To Replant A Pineapple - YouTube
This is a follow up from a video I did on starting a pineapple plant. That plant was over do for a tranplant to a larger container which I take care of in th...
Ilikai Trivia ~ where I had my first Catamaran. - Jack Lord on Ilikai Hotel Rooftop Shooting Hawaii Five-O
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
All 24 episodes from the 1968 season on 7 discs.
Has the original pilot "cocoon" and highlights from James MacArthur.
Box set, Color, Full Screen, NTSC, Closed-captioned.