Saturday, 14 December 2013

Unusual Pineapple Dishes

During the last year several dishes using pineapple have been posted on the Unusual Coleslaw blog including these two, the first of which is certainly an unusual combination of ingredients! Thanks Vicki, did you try this one?  Jane tasted the “cocktail” with a blindfold and identified all the ingredients bar the vinegar and sugar. I think her expression says it all! Anne.


Watermelon Delight

Cut seeded watermelon into cubes, add thinly sliced onion and sliced orange and pineapple pieces - mint can be added for a refreshing taste. Sprinkle with a little sugar and vinegar.
Source: Oodnadatta Cookbook (Oodnadatta: 1986), p.11.

Pineapple and Cheese Spread
Equal quantities of grated cheddar cheese and crushed drained pineapple, a little milk (if required), crushed walnuts.

Method: Mix and melt cheese and pineapple in a small saucepan, adding a little milk if required. Add chopped walnuts.
Use as a spread on cracker biscuits or as a filling for crisp celery fingers.

Source: contributed by Tea Tree Gully Club in A Legacy of Recipes (Adelaide: Legacy Club of Adelaide, 1991), p.45.

1 comment:

  1. Oh lovely! - so pleased that someone has given these an attempt (even if it was necessary to blindfold the poor taster!. Though perhaps a blindfold is a key ingredient for some retro food serving ;-)). I've not made either of these, although a neighbour used to make a watermelon and onion salad for BBQs: it's not a bad combination as long as you don't think about it too much. Quite refreshing. And, finally, Merry Christmas, ladies! May your Christmas buffets be groaning with pineapple delights.