Friday, September 26, 2014
Still remember my previous post on how to easily dice and peel a mango, all inspired by a real life story? If you've missed it, no worries, click here to read the juicy details. With the diced mango, I've made this Fresh Mango Salsa. It’s super easy to prepare and so refreshing! In this recipe, I used my favorite Ataulfo Mangos. It’s sweeter than the Tommy Atkins variety, which has a firmer flesh and more sour taste. Both would work just fine here.
The key to this refreshing Mango Salsa is that after mixing the ingredients, you have to let it sit at room temperature for 15 to 30 minutes. That way, the flavors from different ingredients can get to know each other and combined beautifully. Just like any relationship in life, we need to spend the time with the other to develop that bond! You’ll be surprised how much the taste is enhanced by giving it that 15 to 30 minutes of time.
This Fresh Mango Salsa pairs perfectly with any kind of white flesh fish fillet. It’s also wonderful with pork chops, or chickens. Basically, any white meat with mild flavors would work. I hope you’ll give it a try.
Before I conclude this post, I also want to encourage you to spend 15 to 30 minutes (more if you want) each day with someone you want to enhance your relationship with. Sit down and ask them how their day went, or give them a phone call if they’re far away. It could be your spouse, your kids, your parents, your siblings, your in-laws, or a long lost friend, etc. So, let me know, who would you pick? I think I’m going to call up my brothers!
Fresh Mango Salsa:
1 mango, peeled and diced
2 tomatoes, diced
2 tablespoons red onion, finely diced
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon rice vinegar
1 tablespoon chopped cilantro
Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
In a large bowl, toss all ingredients together. Covered, and let Salsa marinate at room temperature for 15 to 30 minutes before serving. Enjoy!