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Beautiful Mangoes ! ©

October 7, 2012

 

 

 

An extra Sunday special, because I can’t hang on to this one any longer!

There is nothing more delicious than a perfectly ripe Mango! Starting from its shape and weight, too its smooth skin, the smell of the fruit and the radiant color inside. That first spoon full in your mouth which fills your taste buds with flavor and all the different things you can make out of this delectable fruit!

I have decided to make a special section just for Mangos and I will begin with two simple recipes and welcome all your suggestions for  other recipes here after.

Mango trees have an interesting history and I include these links, for those of you who would like to know more about the wonderful Mango Tree !

1. History of the Mango Tree:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mango

2. What a Mango Tree and Fruit look like:

http://www.google.com/search?q=Mango+tree&hl=en&client=safari&rls=en&prmd=imvns&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=9V9xUNuYC4X54QSI_oDwCw&ved=0CDsQsAQ&biw=1280&bih=702

3.How to grow a mango tree:

http://www.tropicalrainflorist.com/mango_trees.htm

 

Easy

 

1-2 Persons

 

Ingredients

1 ripe mango

1 lime

 

Method

1. Choose a nice ripe mango, just giving when pressed at the stalk end with your thumb.

2. Placing your fruit on a wooden cutting board, cut the right half off, followed by the left half, leaving the thin stone in the center section, which is a width of about a centimeter. See photos.

3. Using a sharp pointed knife cut diagonally across to the right and then to the left, cutting as far as the skin, but taking care not to cut the skin as well.

4. Now turning the halfs with the flesh downwards, press with your thumbs  on the skin side and turn slowly and carefully inside out.

5. Place in suitable serving bowl and decorate with slices of lime and edible flowers.

 

Holding your mango long ways, with the stalk end pointing towards you, cut down either side, leaving

a centimeter section in the middle. This is where the flat shaped stone lies.

You will be left with a center piece looking like this…..feast off the ripe fruit surrounding the seed!

 

Taking a sharp knife, cut diagonal lines carefully across and down into your mango halves….this is a very

ripe one! Take care not to cut into the skin!

Now take your halves and gently push them inside out, by turning them skin uppermost and gently pushing

your thumbs downwards. Magically your mango half will spring into a “Hedgehog” like fruit!

Decorate with lime slices and squeeze a few drops over your mango halves.

And they are ready!

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. October 7, 2012 5:44 pm

    My mouth is watering. I have to say that this is far more attractive than the way I deal with mangoes … I’ve been far too greedy to either share or (therefore) bother with presentation. But the next time, I might try this, and then eat them all myself anyway 🙂

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    • October 7, 2012 6:39 pm

      Love it! I just love everything about Mangoes and was ready to plant the seed in my garden, but alas after reading the ‘Link’ I think it difficult to be successful!
      Man goes wild over Mangoes! 🙂

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