The Catamaran - A Lanai Pineapple Boat

The Catamaran: Lanai Pineapple Boat 
Get 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. It has been years since I had my first "Catamaran - 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. 

Prep Time: one hour
Yields: 2 (if using one pineapple)
 
Equipment Needed: None 

Kitchen Supplies: sharp knife, utensils, serving plate 

Preparing the Pineapple Boat 

Cut and "gutted." Use the halves of the pineapple for the salad bowl.  Be sure the pineapple is ripe.
 
 A pineapple is ripe when a leaf comes out easily when pulled from the top.
You can see more at: When is it ripe? Pineapples. 

  
A quick twist, that's all it takes. 
 
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 few days until the outside is a golden brown.
 
 
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.  

How to Cut Your Boat

Step 1: Cut the pineapple in half and run a knife around the edges. 
 
Step 2: Cut out the fruit on both sides of the core first.
Then cut out the middle in small sections. 


Step 3" Make it "boat" like by cutting away the rest of the fruit.
 Chop fruit into cubes for salad. 
 

Ingredients: 

Cut fruit into cubes. Add desired amounts of each to fit your taste.  Enjoy this combination for your salad boat.
 

Select the fruit for your perfect Catamaran Boat!
·       Pineapple

·       Blueberries

·       Banana

·       Tangerine

·       Watermelon

·       Cantaloupe

·       Strawberries

·       Passion Fruit

·       Kiwi (optional)

·       Mango (optional)

·       Star Fruit (optional)

·       Papaya (optional)

·       cup Shredded Coconut

·       1 Cherry

 
Serve with:

·       cup Cottage Cheese

·       Sherbet Ice Cream (or Yogurt)

·       Granola

·       Walnuts or Pecans 


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

Meat eaters can add diced chicken, turkey, pork, ham or beef.

More of my salad ideas.

Enjoy!


Hawaii Trivia  

The Ilikai Hotel ~ where I had my first Catamaran. - Jack Lord on Ilikai Hotel Rooftop Shooting Hawaii Five-O 

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.
 
You can see it in this clip at 17 seconds where Jack Lord filmed on the Ilikai Hotel rooftop  for the TV series Hawaii Five-O.  What fun! 

 

 

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Notes: Recipe is vegetarian the way I eat and not necessarily that of other vegetarians or vegans.

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Strawberry Bistro Vegetarian Salad

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Strawberry Bistro Vegetarian Salad 
Whenever we are in a restaurant it takes me a while to see if there is anything listed under vegetarian or vegan on the menu.  I am delighted when I find something in which I can “build” on to create a dish that I love. 

Changing some of the ingredients I can come up with tons of variations on the same recipe, but still make it a little different.  I love this salad for so many reasons. It’s really refreshing, especially in the summer when you can get fresh ingredients. 

Something that you’ll also find with this dish is that it isn’t heavy or greasy, so you don’t feel bloated after eating.  Adding the toasted pita bread is genius and really works well with the salad.  A great meal to beat the kitchen heat on a hot summer day.  Served with iced cold raspberry tea finishes the entire meal with a “clean, good eating” feel. 

Although there are several dressings I like, low-fat raspberry vinaigrette dressing is the one that goes best with this salad for my taste.  One added note, my husband discovered that he likes this dressing for a dipping sauce on his club sandwiches. 
 
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Strawberry Bistro Vegetarian Salad 
 
Equipment Needed: can opener 

Kitchen Supplies: knife, salad bowl, colander, utensils
 
Prep Time: 10 -15 minutes
Yields: 2-4 servings

Ingredients: 

1 large bag (washed) baby greens salad mix (see note below)

Chopped pecans (3/4 cup)

Dried cranberries (3/4 cup)

Dark kidney beans (3/4 cup drained)

Sliced strawberries (5-7 large)

Shredded cheddar cheese and mozzarella mix (1/2 cup)

Mixed croutons: wheat, rye, whole grain, sourdough, white

Low-fat raspberry vinaigrette salad dressing 

Serve with toasted pita bread and raspberry iced tea. 

Note: Be sure that the baby lettuce mix includes some of the following for a higher vitamin count. 

Baby Lettuces: Baby lettuce, Baby Romaine Lettuce, Baby Green Oakleaf lettuce, Baby Redleaf Lettuce, Baby Greenleaf Lettuce, Baby Red Chard, Baby Green Chard, Baby Radicchio, Baby Spinach. 

Meat eaters can add diced chicken, pork, ham or turkey. 

More baby lettuce salad ideas.  My old fashioned potato salad recipe.
 
Enjoy!
 

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