Introduced in the French island of Reunion in 1668, the Queen Victoria pineapple is considered to be the best of its kind worldwide. Harvested throughout the year, the distinctive taste of its vibrant pulp is exceptional and unique.
Excellent for digestion, the pineapple contains fiber and manganese, boosting the immune system and protecting against free radicals. Powerful remineralizing agent and rich in vitamin C, it also provides iron, calcium and magnesium.
Flavors of Basque Country
Total time: 30 to 60 minutes
Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 40 minutes
Chef's Note: Variation: sprinkle some crumble over the vanilla ice cream to add crunch!
Ingredients: For 4 servings
- 1 Victoria pineapple
- 50 g (3 Tbsp.) butter
- 50 g (3 Tbsp.) sugar
- 120 ml (1/2 cup) aged rum
- Espelette chili
Garnish: vanilla ice cream
1. Pare the pineapple: remove the leaves and peel. Cut diagonal grooves in the flesh to remove the eyes.
2. Sauté the pineapple slowly in the butter and sugar for 40 minutes.
3. During the cooking time, gradually add the aged rum to the pineapple.
1. Place the pineapple on a serving platter.
2. Add a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
3. Spoon the caramelized sauce (cooking juices) over the pineapple.
4. Sprinkle with Espelette chili.
Reunion Island’s extraordinary Queen Victoria pineapple may be used in various ways to make fresh energetic cocktails. Here are some ideas based on the famous Stiggin’s Fancy Plantation rum distilled from infused Queen Victoria pineapples.
Pineapple Daiquiri : Plantation Stiggin’s Fancy Rum, Fresh Lime Juice, Sugar
Humming Reverend : Plantation Stiggin’s Fancy Rum, Mancino Bianco, Hum Botanical Liqueur, Crawley’s Orgeat Syrup
Pineapple Mojito : Plantation Stiggin’s Fancy Rum, Fresh Lime Juice, Mint leaves