Friday, September 12, 2014

How to Easily Diced a Mango with Step by Step Pictorial…inspired by a real life story!


I was having a dinner gathering with a family who just moved back to the States.  The wife’s profession in Hong Kong was a dietitian.  She shared with me a little incident, how she requested one of her subordinates to prepare some diced mangos for some kids.  Who knew, this subordinate diced the whole mango, with peels and all, just to save some time.  Or better yet, he had no clue on how to easily diced a mango, without peels!  And he even argued with reassured my friend that he “researched" on the internet, and that the skin is edible!  How clever!  He would rather spent time to do "research" on the  net, than to actually remove the mango peels!  So, boys and girls, please, I don’t think I would appreciate diced mango with peels, and I’m sure those kids would agree with me too!  So here we go! 

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First, place your mango vertically on a sturdy cutting board.  Insert the knife to cut through the mango along with the flat side of the seed. 

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Do the same on the other side of the seed and you’ll ended up with 3 sections as shown in the picture above.

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Next, score the flesh vertically and then horizontally without cutting through the skin.

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Last but not least, use a spoon to scoop out the flesh and you've got diced mango, without peels! 

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Another way to diced up the mango is to spoon the whole section of the mango flesh out from the skin (see picture above).

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Then, you can easily dice it up on the board. Super simple and easy, right?  I hope no one serve little kids mango with peels in the future, edible or not.  Or better yet, hope no one thinks it’s alright to serve mango to kids with peels!  Thank you!  Oh, and for the diced mango, I made a refreshing mango salsa.  I’ll share the recipe with you in a future post.  Stay tuned!  

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9 comments:

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    1. Thank you, Pam! Have a great weekend.

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  2. She should have told him you eat with your eyes first. :) Do you have a preference with mango - the ones you are cutting up or the ones with the red blush (I can't remember their names)? Or do they just come in season at different times?

    Madonna
    MakeMineLemon

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    1. The one I use here was Ataulfo Mangos, the yellow/orange kind. The red and green one is called Tommy Atkins. The flesh is more firm and not as sweet. I personally love the Ataulfo better because I grew with this type of mango only. I love how sweet and tender they are. :)

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  3. Atkins mango can sometimes be really tasteless. Thanks for sharing the tips, Amy.
    Have a great weekend!
    Angie

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  4. I have never heard of mangoes' peels being eaten raw because of the bitter taste. The peels are only eaten when they are pickled.

    Usually I just peel a mango like how I peel an apple because I find scooping the flesh out with a spoon leaves a lot of flesh on the peels.

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  5. Nice tricks, i guess i can't wait to try this
    no need to peelled it off from now on!

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  6. I needed this tutorial so bad! I never know how to cute mangoes!

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  7. Mango is my favorite - hehe too funny about the mango peel story - I don't think I would eat the peel either :) This is such a great tutorial Amy - love it!

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