Mango Chow Recipe
Someone is eating mangoes as we see lots in our supermarket. But when we press them lightly we can tell they are almost always overripe. Soft mangoes are not easy to cut, squashy and taste too sweet. Choose firm mangoes even for normal eating, but if you are able to find harder ones then this salsa treatment makes for a delicious treat and kids love it as well as adults. This mango chow recipe uses is a family favourite both children and adults love it and it quickly disappears. You can serve it as a day time snack or even as a party plate or starter. Its not far from a salsa but this dish from Trinidad is its own style.
Mango Chow is my favourite way to eat slightly hard mangoes. Other than just eating them ripe a lot of people struggle to know what to do with mangoes. This very simple dish is a lovely healthy snack. Choose firm mango, peel and cut up into a bowl. Add spoon of sugar, spoon salt, small bunch coriander finely chopped, Ooft! Aged Scotch Bonnet hot sauce 1 tsp or less. 2 cloves garlic fine chopped and a little fresh lemon or lime. Mix and leave for 20-30 minutes to absorb flavours. Kids love this. Our boys would eat the bowl out in 2 minutes!
In addition to sumptuous tropical flavour, mangos deliver a host of nutrients and make healthy eating a delightful sensory experience. The Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend that healthy adults consume 5 to 13 servings of fruits and vegetables every day (based on a daily consumption of 1,200 to 3,200 total calories). That’s where mangos come in! The versatile mango is available year round and adds delicious flavour to a balanced diet. The mango society has a lovely poster for kids and adults see it at Mango_Nutrition_Handout_digital_2020.pdf
Mango Chow Recipe
- 1 hard mango Choose firm mango even hard if available
- 1 tsp sugar
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp Scotch Bonnet hot sauce
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 1/4 cup coriander fine chopped
- 1/2 lemon or lime juice
- Choose firm mango, peel and cut up into a bowl. Add spoon of sugar, spoon salt, small bunch coriander finely chopped, Ooft! Aged Scotch Bonnet hot sauce 1 tsp or less. 2 cloves garlic fine chopped and a little fresh lemon or lime. Mix and leave for 20-30 minutes to absorb flavours.
mango chow recipe