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The Catamaran - A Lanai Pineapple Boat

Catamaran Pineapple Salad Boat

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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

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.

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

How to tell if the pineapple is ripe.

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.

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.

More Pineapple Boat Recipes & Ideas

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 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

Google images by gigihawaii.wordpress.com

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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

Pineapple Stuffing!

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Mary Norton from Ontario, Canada on May 26, 2015:

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

Fay Favored (author) from USA on November 19, 2014:

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!

Lorelei Cohen on October 23, 2014:

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

Fay Favored (author) from USA on October 19, 2014:

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

Fay Favored (author) from USA on October 19, 2014:

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

Tanya Jones from Texas USA on September 13, 2014:

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

Fay Favored (author) from USA on July 29, 2014:

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

rcreviews on July 18, 2014:

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

Fay Favored (author) from USA on July 15, 2014:

@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.

WriterJanis2 on June 24, 2014:

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

Deborah Carr from Orange County, California on June 18, 2014:

This sounds like a wonderful lunch with friends.

microfarmproject on June 17, 2014:

GREAT idea for summertime!

TanoCalvenoa on June 14, 2014:

Wow, this sounds incredibly good.

Fay Favored (author) from USA on June 11, 2014:

@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.

Rose Jones on June 11, 2014:

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.

Fay Favored (author) from USA on June 10, 2014:

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

Corrinna Johnson from BC, Canada on June 08, 2014:

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

Fay Favored (author) from USA on May 28, 2014:

@tazzytamar: Thanks Anna.

Anna from chichester on May 27, 2014:

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

Fay Favored (author) from USA on May 23, 2014:

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

ToxicFreeClub on May 23, 2014:

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

Fay Favored (author) from USA on May 21, 2014:

@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.

Little Linda Pinda from Florida on May 21, 2014:

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.

Fay Favored (author) from USA on May 20, 2014:

@paulahite: Thanks Paula, appreciate it.

Fay Favored (author) from USA on May 09, 2014:

@WeddingFavorDiscount: I'm sure it was just as wonderful. Thanks for visiting me today.

WeddingFavorDiscount on May 08, 2014:

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

Fay Favored (author) from USA on May 06, 2014:

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

Donna50 on May 04, 2014:

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

Fay Favored (author) from USA on May 02, 2014:

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

Paula Hite from Virginia on May 02, 2014:

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

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

Kathryn Grace from San Francisco on May 01, 2014:

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.

Fay Favored (author) from USA on April 29, 2014:

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

AtlantaGeorgia LM on April 28, 2014:

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. :)

Cynthia Sylvestermouse from United States on April 20, 2014:

What a beautiful addition to any table! Perfect and delicious

Fay Favored (author) from USA on April 09, 2014:

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

caossquidoo on April 04, 2014:

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

Fay Favored (author) from USA on March 15, 2014:

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

brayenbra on March 15, 2014:

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

Renee Dixon from Kentucky on February 02, 2014:

Looks delicious and healthy! Great lens :)

olliedee on November 18, 2013:

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

Deannamay LM on November 08, 2013:

Great lens

anonymous on October 18, 2013:

that looks so yummy I have to try it

blogging1940 lm on October 14, 2013:

This really looks tasty.

Fay Favored (author) from USA on October 01, 2013:

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

tech-hunter on September 20, 2013:

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

Fay Favored (author) from USA on September 18, 2013:

@shabi9764: Thank you, and welcome aboard.

shabi9764 on September 17, 2013:

great lens! I loved reading it!

Fay Favored (author) from USA on September 16, 2013:

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

chris-lee-benson on September 11, 2013:

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

johnrh1 on September 08, 2013:

Looks delish, I love pineapple :)

Fay Favored (author) from USA on September 04, 2013:

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

opatoday on September 03, 2013:

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

Fay Favored (author) from USA on September 01, 2013:

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

Fay Favored (author) from USA on September 01, 2013:

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

CaztyBon on August 30, 2013:

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

Susan Zutautas from Ontario, Canada on August 29, 2013:

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

AntonioM23 on August 10, 2013:

Great lens with great content,Really enjoyed-Thanks

Camden1 on July 20, 2013:

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!

Fay Favored (author) from USA on July 15, 2013:

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

Fay Favored (author) from USA on July 15, 2013:

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

Fay Favored (author) from USA on July 15, 2013:

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

Dancing Cowgirl Design from Texas on July 10, 2013:

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

anonymous on July 09, 2013:

Your catamaran looks delicious - I'm hungry now!

GirlUHeardItFrm on July 09, 2013:

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

Fay Favored (author) from USA on July 06, 2013:

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

Fay Favored (author) from USA on July 06, 2013:

@marktplaatsshop: Thanks, I appreciate it.

Fay Favored (author) from USA on July 06, 2013:

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

Fay Favored (author) from USA on July 06, 2013:

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

socialcx1 on July 06, 2013:

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

marktplaatsshop on July 05, 2013:

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

WinWriter on July 04, 2013:

Love your pictures. They made me hungry!

Deannamay LM on July 03, 2013:

Looks delicious. enjoyed your lens very much. Thanks

Fay Favored (author) from USA on July 02, 2013:

@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.

Fay Favored (author) from USA on July 01, 2013:

@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.

Fay Favored (author) from USA on July 01, 2013:

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

Fay Favored (author) from USA on July 01, 2013:

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

Fay Favored (author) from USA on July 01, 2013:

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

Fay Favored (author) from USA on July 01, 2013:

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

Margaret Schindel from Massachusetts on July 01, 2013:

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!

Kristen from Wisconsin on June 30, 2013:

What a neat idea! I love it!

Lorelei Cohen from Canada on June 30, 2013:

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.

Peter Badham from England on June 30, 2013:

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

sybil watson on June 29, 2013:

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

anonymous on June 29, 2013:

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! :)

wogadget on June 29, 2013:

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.

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