How to prepare and chop pineapple

How to peel, slice, chunk and make carpaccio with pineapple.

Points to remember

  • Cut leaves and base off fruit using a sharp knife.
  • Rest the pineapple on its base and using a fruit knife, slice the peel in a downwards sawing motion to remove it, working your way round the whole fruit.
  • Remove any 'eyes' by cutting small 'v' shaped grooves diagonally down either side of the eyes, again, working all the way around the fruit.
  • Cut into thin rounds, or cut lengthways into quarters, remove the woody core and then cut into chunks.