When life offers you pineapple peel, make them into refreshing juice! ~ by Serena Ball, MS, RD
Disclosure: I acquired 2 free copies of Cooking Mild International Kitchen as Cooking Mild Blogger Connection member. My ideas and opinions are my very own.
You might have heard cooks have taken to “root to leaf” cooking – to make use of up all elements of a plant:
Suppose broccoli stalk slaw or sauteing carrot tops like different greens.
Sure, I’ve tried each of these… delicacies – extra as a result of I’m a thrifty gal than a trendsetter – and completely curious how carrots tops style. (The slaw was scrumptious, the carrot tops style like, nicely, carrot tops – like very, VERY inexperienced carrots.)
Supposedly this #foodtrend comes on the tail (pun supposed!) of “nostril to tail” butchery by cooks. (Or thrifty individuals like my farmer’s spouse grandmother.)
However whether or not you name it “root to leaf” or “root to stalk” cooking, I’ve by no means, ever considered consuming the pokey, brown, bumpy pineapple skins I’m all the time so cautious to chop OFF a pineapple.
However due to the attractive new cookbook Cooking Mild International Kitchen: The World’s Most Scrumptious Meals Made Straightforward by David Joachim, I discovered you may make super-refreshing pineapple juice from these pokey pineapple peels. Joachim writes within the e book, “African meals historian Jessica B Harris says that cooks on the Ivory Coast make the beverage as a thrify method to make use of up leftover pineapple skins.” I’ll ALWAYS save my pineapple skins to any extent further; this juice was kickin’ ginger-y, a bit citrus-y, evenly pineapple-y – and scrumptious straight or spiked.
Listed below are the modifications I made to the unique Gingered Pineapple Juice recipe which is tremendous straightforward and was whipped up simply 2 hours earlier than my girlfriend arrived for cocktails on our again patio (YAY! It’s summer time!!)
- Used barely much less powdered sugar
- Used dried lemongrass as an alternative of contemporary and steeped with peels (or you might use lemon zest)
- Served the juice in fancy glasses for the kiddos and with rum for the adults.
Do you juice? Or are the grocery store juices simply nice, thanks?