It sure was a pleasant surprise when out of the blue, my friend/ex-English tuition student, Alex, dropped by my house that day to give me a pineapple…
…a very huge one, weighing 2.5 kg…
I was thinking of planting my own when I saw others doing that and showing off the fruits in their blogs or on Facebook but when I googled to find out more about how I could go about it, I was horrified to learn that it would take 2 years or more, 3 to 4 years even, before one can expect any yield from the plant. Never mind! I’ll just go and buy when I feel like eating any pineapple.
Usually, we will just eat it like that or with rojak sauce to go with our meals but on special occasions like Chinese New Year, my missus would cook her specialty – her kunyit (turmeric) pineapple with udang galah (freshwater prawns)…
However, I don’t recall her doing that this Chinese New Year. That was why that day, I was thinking perhaps she would want to cook it for us to enjoy since we had not had it for a while now.
We did not have any udang galah in the freezer – I had not gone to the central market for over three months now but I did buy some very big and fresh pek hay (sea prawns) from Mukah not too long ago so early that morning, I peeled the pineapple and cut it into chunks…
…for her to cook the dish…
Needless to say, we sure enjoyed eating it that day – the gravy went so well with rice and we loved the sweet pineapples and succulent prawns too.
Thank you so much for the pineapple, Alex. It was so kind and thoughtful of you. God bless always and take care, you and your loved ones.
9 thoughts on “Pineapple…”
Super yummy and appetising dish. Just this dish is enough to make one eat extra plates of rice. If the pineapple is sweet I prefer to eat it on its own. The sour part can used for cooking. I think cook with chicken or fish is nice too but best is still with prawn. Natural sweetness.
I peeled the pineapple too early – half very ripe and very very sweet but half not that ripe yet, a bit pale and crunchy. My missus said not-quite-ripe pineapple like that would be best for cooking so she picked those from the chunks that I cut.
Nice to have friends like that, just dropping pineapples by surprise. It goes the same here but not with pineapples, mostly neighbours, friends and colleagues have their own fruit tree at homes like lemons, peaches, plums, persimmon, feijoa and apples but now its autumn so wont expect anything for the next six months until springtime
You’re lucky to have good neighbours. Mine’s good too – the one on one side…and I remember my friend’s neighbour in Auckland. He had a beautiful lemon tree, heavily laden with fruits but he would rather let them drop and rot away than give to people. I guess it takes all kinds to make the world.
That was lovely and tasty dish. And wow, big pineapple.
It was! Once in a long while is o.k. – quite a lot of work preparing all the ingredients to cook the dish.
I must try this prawn and pineapple dish. Anything with pineapples is so appetizing!
Yes, provided the fruit is sweet, of course. Fat people like me don’t like sour things. LOL!!!
That is a nice dish, Arthur! I have never cook pineapple before, I must try one of these days!
There are some nice pineapple dishes in Malay cuisine. Thai pineapple fried rice is da bomb!!! So nice!
So thoughtful of your student to bring that pineapple for you. Yeah it will take so many years for it to actually bear fruits right?
The dish looks delicious for sure.
Yes, I was thinking – OMG!!! I don’t even know if I can live THAT long!!! Yes, it was super delicious, we enjoyed it to the max.