Mangle Mango Cutting
Guido The Gardener
There are several ways to eat mangoes. The
reigning favorite is to sit in your backyard with a garden
hose, peel back the skin, make a big mess, and spray yourself
off when you're through.
this not appeal to you, a civilized method is to set
the mango on its tip with the stem pointing skyward.
Now look for a "bump" on the narrow side of
the fruit. Position the mango so this bump is facing
will guarantee that the pesky pit will align correctly.
Now cut straight down the fruit from the side of the
stem. If you hit the shoulder of the pit, just angle
around it. Do this on both sides. What you should be
left with is two bowl-shaped sections, the center section
containing the pit ... and all your fingers!! Next, score
the fruit, not the skin, in cross sections with the tip
of the knife, and flip the whole thing inside out. Then
just cut off the squares. Peel the skin from the center
section and eat this like a peach. Quite tasty!!
- 1 ripe mango
- 1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and chopped
- 1 clove crushed garlic
- juice of one fresh lime, pinch of salt
Combine all of the above in a bowl and use as a chip dip
or cooking sauce for chicken or fish. Strawberries, pineapple
and papaya can be substituted for the mango to make a variety
of salsas for this one recipe.