The pineapple, (ananas comosus) is the symbol of hospitality and friendship. I have many displayed around my home, and I enjoy collecting them. I use pineapple in many recipes and for snacking. Here are a few of my favorite.
2 cups chopped fresh pineapple
1 cup chopped red or green bell pepper
1/2 cup sweet or red onion slivers
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
3 Tbsp. chopped cilantro
1 fresh jalapeno pepper seeded and finely chopped
Mix pinapple, bell pepper, onion, lemon juice, cilantro and jalapeno in a medium bowl. Refrigerate covered 4 hours or over night. Serve with pork, chicken, or serve as an appetizer with chips.
1 pineapple, peeled cored and cut in 1/2 slices or wedges
1/2 cup brown sugar light or dark
3 Tbsp. butter, melted
1 Tbsp. lime juice
1 Tbsp. lemon juice
2 tbsp. honey
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
Melt butter and add other ingrediants. Place pineapple in larg baggie, and pour in sause. Shake around untill pineapple is covered evenly. Put on medium hot grill and grill for 3 to 6 minutes and then turn, you should see grill marks on each side. Serve alone or with vanilla ice cream.
Planting top of pineapple
Cut off top and remove excess fruit flesh.
Strip off few of lower leaves and slice horizontial sections on bottom.
Place in water for 3 weeks or untill roots are established.
Plant in cactus or bromeliad planting soil mixed with perlite.
Your plant will flower in 24 months and then will produce fruit in following six months. Its takes some time, but is well worth the wait