Sweet, spicy, sour, & salty.
Mango, chili, lime, & salt.
Mango is an extremely tasty fruit on it’s own but by adding a few simple flavors you create a complex taste that is sure to excite you.
Ingredients :: mango, cayenne powder/chili powder, lime, kosher salt.
There are a lot of “right” ways to cut a mango; I have two methods that I use regularly. The first method is straightforward and obvious. Use a paring knife to remove the skin, avoid cutting off too much meat. Start by cutting off a small piece from one of the long ends, turn it on that side to rest tall and begin to slice off the skin. At the beginning I like to hold it in my hand, but towards the end I like to rest it on the flat spot because sometimes the mango can get very slippery to hold, this helps prevent you from dropping it or squeezing it too much. Once the skin is removed, make the first cut from the top of the mango along side of the seed. The seed/pit is in the center of the mango, long and ovular about ¾ of an inch thick, you want to try to get as close the seed as possible in order to get the most meat. Repeat and cut from the other side. You’ll be left with two nice hunks of mango meat, cut whatever is left from the shorter side and finish by cutting the pieces to the desired size.
The second method is a little more fun and beautiful looking.
Turn the mango on it’s side to make it tall, cut two pieces from each side of the seed. Slice a grid into the mango piece without cutting through the skin. Flip the skin of the mango to push the meat forward creating a “hedgehog” shape. Use a paring knife or your fingers to remove the pieces. You can also eat the mango directly off the skin.
once you have your bowl of sweet add your sour, spice, and salt to taste! I usually cut up 2 mangoes, 1 lime, and add the salt and cayenne a little at a time until it’s just right. stir up and enjoy. This is one of my absolute favorite flavor combinations!