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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.

Fresh Tropical Gold Hawaiian Pineapples (Case)
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.

Pack of 5. Order by the case and save money.

 

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

Hawaii Five-O: Season 1
Hawaii Five-O: Season 1

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.

 

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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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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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      ToxicFreeClub 3 years ago

      MMMmmm what a great summer treat. Can't wait to make it for the family over the 4th of July weekend.

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      Fay Favored 3 years ago from USA

      @LittleLindaPinda: I agree - too sweet. I could go for this about now. Haven't had it this season. Thanks Linda, always good to see you.

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      Little Linda Pinda 3 years ago from Florida

      That looks really delicious. I was glad to see it was cottage cheese instead of mini marshmallow. My kids like a pineapple marshmallow and coconut salad that I think is too sweet. Thank you for sharing your recipe and how to's with us.

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      Fay Favored 3 years ago from USA

      @paulahite: Thanks Paula, appreciate it.

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      WeddingFavorDiscount 3 years ago

      This reminds me of the pineapple rice I had in Thailand. Great lens!

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      Fay Favored 3 years ago from USA

      @Donna50: Thank you Donna. BTW Welcome aboard. Glad you're here.

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      Donna50 3 years ago

      I learned so many interesting facts about pineapples from your lens. Lots of yummy recipes too! Thanks.

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      Fay Favored 3 years ago from USA

      @ecogranny: They seem to be OK now, thanks Grace. Thanks for sharing it.

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      Paula Hite 3 years ago from Virginia

      Terrific lens! I shared it on our Tumblr page today, look for it this eve....

      http://whats-cooking-at-squidoo.tumblr.com/

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      Kathryn Grace 3 years ago from San Francisco

      Ah, too bad the videos are not working today: "Firefox cannot find the server at YouTube.com." But with your excellent photographs, I think I have everything I need to make pineapple carving and boating easier than I've ever seen.

      Fun Mother's Day brunch idea! Shared this on Facebook with fans of Cooking with Whole Grains & Whole Foods and on my personal page as well.

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      Fay Favored 3 years ago from USA

      @AtlantaGeorgia LM: It's one of my favorites. Could go for one about now :) Appreciate your visit.

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      AtlantaGeorgia LM 3 years ago

      This is fantastic and a perfect treat for summer. I love it and can't wait to make my first pineapple boat filled with my favorite fruits. :)

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 3 years ago from United States

      What a beautiful addition to any table! Perfect and delicious

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      Fay Favored 3 years ago from USA

      @caossquidoo: Appreciate your comment. Hope you like the meal.

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      caossquidoo 3 years ago

      that is a beautiful presentation! Food even seems more tasty :)

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      Fay Favored 3 years ago from USA

      @brayenbra: That's good. Welcome to Squidoo.

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      brayenbra 3 years ago

      it's great idea, thanks a lot, will try put fruits in a dish made from fuit

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      Renee Dixon 3 years ago from Kentucky

      Looks delicious and healthy! Great lens :)

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      olliedee 4 years ago

      I love fruit and will have to try this in the future.

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      Deannamay LM 4 years ago

      Great lens

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      that looks so yummy I have to try it

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      blogging1940 lm 4 years ago

      This really looks tasty.

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      Fay Favored 4 years ago from USA

      @tech-hunter: I agree. Have to try it.

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      tech-hunter 4 years ago

      I think sesame seeds would be a good addition to this appetizing boat.

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      Fay Favored 4 years ago from USA

      @shabi9764: Thank you, and welcome aboard.

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      shabi9764 4 years ago

      great lens! I loved reading it!

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      Fay Favored 4 years ago from USA

      @chris-lee-benson: Thanks for visiting Chris.

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      chris-lee-benson 4 years ago

      cool, your dish is so...fascinating.. like yumming it! thanks

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      johnrh1 4 years ago

      Looks delish, I love pineapple :)

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      Fay Favored 4 years ago from USA

      @opatoday: So try it ... you may like this. Thanks for coming by.

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      opatoday 4 years ago

      Now I'm Starving!!!!!!!!!

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      Fay Favored 4 years ago from USA

      @CaztyBon: You're welcome. I appreciate your visit.

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      Fay Favored 4 years ago from USA

      @Susan Zutautas: They are fun as well as good. Enjoy.

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      CaztyBon 4 years ago

      The Catamaran looks great!! Thanks for the great idea for fixing fresh fruit.

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Looks delicious! Pinning so that I can try making pineapple boats for our next big family dinner.

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      AntonioM23 4 years ago

      Great lens with great content,Really enjoyed-Thanks

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      Camden1 4 years ago

      This sounds so yummy - and it's a beautiful dish as well. I especially like the fruity sauce recipe - can't wait to try it!

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      Fay Favored 4 years ago from USA

      @GirlUHeardItFrm: You should write about your trip; I'd like to read it.

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      Fay Favored 4 years ago from USA

      @anonymous: Give it a go. You'll like it.

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      Fay Favored 4 years ago from USA

      @DANCING COWGIRL: I enjoy finding out little tidbits about places we've visited. It makes the memory a little sweeter.

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      Dancing Cowgirl Design 4 years ago from Texas

      Yummy, this sounds wonderful. That's interesting to know about Hawaii 5 O being filmed where you stayed. I always loved that show.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Your catamaran looks delicious - I'm hungry now!

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      GirlUHeardItFrm 4 years ago

      Yum - I was on a Hawaii cruise this spring and ths brings back so many great memories! Very nicely done lens.

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      Fay Favored 4 years ago from USA

      @WinWriter: I know what you mean. I have the fixings to make one right now.

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      @marktplaatsshop: Thanks, I appreciate it.

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      Fay Favored 4 years ago from USA

      @Deannamay LM: Thanks, glad you're aboard.

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      Fay Favored 4 years ago from USA

      @socialcx1: Glad you think so, but I doubt it will float :)

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      socialcx1 4 years ago

      I came looking to see a lens about catamaran sailing boats but this is much better.

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      marktplaatsshop 4 years ago

      This is a wonderful lens, I will try it but think it is to cold here. Congratulations on your Purple Star, it is a bit late but sincere

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      WinWriter 4 years ago

      Love your pictures. They made me hungry!

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      Deannamay LM 4 years ago

      Looks delicious. enjoyed your lens very much. Thanks

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      Fay Favored 4 years ago from USA

      @Redneck Lady Luck: I learn a lot in the produce section of the grocery store by asking questions. That's how I found out about these things. I'm not shy when it comes to my fruit :) I'm glad you're feeling better. Think of you every time I blog! You're a blessing.

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      Fay Favored 4 years ago from USA

      @anonymous: Yes, the love between us is still strong. Nice of you to mention the hand photo. Guess my hand modeling career is finally getting some attention :) Thanks Susie.

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      Fay Favored 4 years ago from USA

      @Margaret Schindel: Thanks. It's something I never grow tired of thankfully.

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      Fay Favored 4 years ago from USA

      @peterb6001: It's especially good in the summer when so many fruits are in season.

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      Fay Favored 4 years ago from USA

      @sybil watson: You would know. I loved your tour of Hawaii. Thanks for the visit.

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      Fay Favored 4 years ago from USA

      @wogadget: Let me know how you liked it. Thanks for stopping by.

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      Margaret Schindel 4 years ago from Massachusetts

      What a wonderful lens! I love this fun way to serve fruit salad, and your pictures are great. I also enjoyed your story about your first Pineapple Catamaran experience. Thanks for sharing!

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      Kristen 4 years ago from Wisconsin

      What a neat idea! I love it!

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      Lorelei Cohen 4 years ago from Canada

      I had no idea how to tell if a pineapple was ripe but now I do. I love your pineapple boat recipe photos. This is amazing and looks so yummy. I've been eating more mango and pineapple in my diet in the form of pulpy juices and they certainly are healthy fruits. I feel great lately.

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      Peter Badham 4 years ago from England

      Really colorful and fun, and nice and refreshing for summer :)

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      sybil watson 4 years ago

      The Ilikai was one of my favorite hotels, too. This recipe sounds great!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Well, happy 30th anniversary to you and the Catamaran, I can see that absence made the heart grow fonder with this deliciousness. You have excellent DIY steps but what I want to mention is how pretty your hand is as you tug on that pineapple leaf. I sure didn't know that was the way to test for ripeness and didn't know about the twist it off trick either. What a beautiful and delicious taste treat! :)

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      wogadget 4 years ago

      Looks like a tasty treat that I can try for my dinner today. Thanks for the recipe. I am sure my family members will love it.